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Holding Hands

Did you hear? It's My Story time again!

The My Story feature for World Pulse Magazine was such a success, we will be offering this opportunity in the PulseWire community for all future editions. For our next edition, themed Embody, we are asking for submissions on the topic of "Holding Hands."

We invite you to tell us your own story about "Holding Hands," whatever this phrase evokes in you. The top 6-8 stories will be published in the magazine and three will receive a $100 honorarium.

Do you have a story that begins with another person’s hand in yours? Do you have strong memories of the wrinkled hand of a beloved grandmother? Has your life been changed by the grasping hand of a child? The reassuring hand of a friend?

We invite you to tell us a story about “holding hands,” whatever this phrase evokes in you. Do you see holding hands as a revolutionary act? An opening for a heart connection? A bridge across generations? A cure for loneliness? An antidote to violence? Can holding hands change the world?

Your story might explore themes of mentorship, connection, taboo, solidarity, violence, relationships, sensuality, family, love, friendship, healing, bridging difference, or anything in between. We encourage you to broadly interpret the theme.

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Aurore's picture

Joining the Group

Hi Jade !
This project looks so great to me...and now I'm desperately trying to join the "MyStory"group, but no red button "Join the Group" appears like for other groups. Is it possible to join it somehow ? Many thanks, and sorry if it's the wrong place to ask such a question.
Best, Aurore

jadefrank's picture

Join the Group

Hi Aurore,

Sorry for the confusion. You can join the group here: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/14348

And remember that we're looking for personal stories of women around the world describing pivotal experiences in their lives, in their own words. To submit, join the group. Then post your 400 words or less story to your personal journal (not the group journal). The topic is Holding Hands. We encourage creative interpretations of this general theme, but the piece must be non-fiction.

* Go to "My Pulse" on the top navigation bar. Select "Post to My Journal."
* Choose a creative title for your post.
* In the "Tags" field, enter MyStory2010
* Write your submission in the journal entry field.
* Click "Submit" and you're done!

I look forward to reading your story on Holding Hands!

Warm regards,
Jade

vesper770's picture

Hi Jade! The same question as

Hi Jade!

The same question as previous one...Couldn't succeed in joining the group.

Regards,
Ekaterina

jadefrank's picture

Joining the Group

Hi Ekaterina,

Sorry for the confusion. You can join the group here: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/14348

And remember that we're looking for personal stories of women around the world describing pivotal experiences in their lives, in their own words. To submit, join the group. Then post your 400 words or less story to your personal journal (not the group journal). The topic is Holding Hands. We encourage creative interpretations of this general theme, but the piece must be non-fiction.

* Go to "My Pulse" on the top navigation bar. Select "Post to My Journal."
* Choose a creative title for your post.
* In the "Tags" field, enter MyStory2010
* Write your submission in the journal entry field.
* Click "Submit" and you're done!

I look forward to reading your story on Holding Hands!

Warm regards,
Jade

Aurore's picture

Yes !

Hi Jade, just to tell you that if finally works today! thanks for your answer and your precisions .
Best,
Aurore

jadefrank's picture

Sorry!

Hi Aurore,

Yes, I apologize, but we didn't realize that the group was closed. We closed it after the last My Story submission drive and forgot to re-open it. Because I was already a member of the group, I wasn't seeing what you were. So we've re-opened the group. Thank you for sticking with us! I look forward to reading your story!!!

Cheers,
Jade

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