Two Questions - World Pulse/ PulseWire Meaning & Connection
In response to a request posted by Jade I am answering two questions about what World Pulse/ PulseWire means to me and how I came to World Pulse/ PulseWire.
Though I haven't been active here, I must share that I have a great appreciation for the work of World Pulse and really love the PulseWire community. I hope to be a more active member of this community in the near future.
1) What does World Pulse/ PulseWire mean to you?
To me World Pulse and PulseWire are essential mediums in telling women’s stories and elevating the voice of women. Far too often the perspective of women is left out of media coverage or if covered the point of view of women is highlighted as a special feature. It is hard to find the voice of women in the media.
World Pulse and PulseWire provide a means for women to voice ideas, share stories and provide coverage on issues of importance. Here women are not ignored or relegated to a special feature, something other than the norm. Instead the voice, vision and experience of women is center stage.
When I look through an issue of World Pulse magazine and see images of women, pictures of authors and photos for stories, I see myself. When I read posts by members of the PulseWire community they often echo my own thoughts. World Pulse and PulseWire help me to remember that my voice matters.
2) What brought you to World Pulse? And what has been your experience on PulseWire?
A woman whom I greatly admire first shared World Pulse with me. After speaking with her about my interest in women’s issues and my passion for art and community she suggested I find a copy of World Pulse magazine. As soon as I saw the magazine I knew I had found something special.
Soon after my first brush with World Pulse magazine the PulseWire site was launched and I immediately volunteered as an Online Community Volunteer. I loved working to welcome and build relationships with other women, women from all corners of the globe. It was so amazing to communicate with women from all parts of the world, to learn how our lives were both very similar yet so different.
Then, as often happens, life circumstances changed – a family illness, a job change, new responsibilities – and I no longer had the time to volunteer. However I haven’t forgotten about the PulseWire community. Form time to time I’ve checked in to see recent activity and I am so pleased to find so many new members.