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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
I usually shy away from self descriptions because I have not mastered yet the feeling of fully representing "myself" and personality via Internet without feeling embarrassed or fake. But in the name of "becoming part of the Pulse", I will attempt to describe myself to my future friends and sisters of this Pulse Wire community.

Here are some basics: I am from Salem, Oregon and now I live in Portland. I am studying Public Administation and Policy and Portland State University. I have a deep love for Latin America and have been able to live in Peru and Mexico since graduation from college and I feel that I have a family and second and third home in those countries.

I have three brothers, and great parents. My family, like many American families is mixed. My grandparents are immigrants from Ireland and Italy. I have lived my life intrigued by the cultural and social difference between me, my mother, my grandmothers and great-grandmothers. It is a constant reminder to me, that although change may seem slow or at times impossible, society can change and progress.

Being raised in a Catholic household with three brothers in the USA I was acutely aware at a young at that certain life options are not available for women and sometimes prohibited but at the same time that there exists a hope to defy oppressive belief systems. The feeling of being "invisible" or "less-than" has caused me pain in my life. As I grow-up and mature, I like to believe that this personal wound was placed there in order to harness change and empathize with women around the world. I do not want any woman to ever feel that they are "less-than". I want us all to feel great and like powerful forces of love, compassion and strength.

My Passions:
Social Justice, Empowerment, Community, Sustainable Development, Playing Outside, Laughing, Learing, Adventuring, Dreaming, Creating

My Challenges:
Consistent Self Acceptance, Finding Balance, Staying Focused, Finding Where and How I Can Make a Contribution

My Vision for the Future:
Equality, Diplomacy, Equilibriam, Economic Justice, Commitment to Sustainable Growth

My Areas of Expertise:
Expertise, hmmmm... I need to contimplate think about this one

Comments

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

olutosin's picture

HELLOOO EMCHARMER!

Oh you are welcome to our online community, you are not fake, you are being human, this is our family house where we feel free to be ourselves yes, no intimidation, no inequality, no inhibition. You are welcome here!

Please I will advice you to join the oncoming Voices of our Future program and if you do not mind Worldpulse is in Portland too, visit Jensine Larsen and the team, she is my friend! LOL and you will enjoy being with us here...

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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sunita.basnet's picture

Welcome to pulsewire

Hi there!
Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will find this wonderful plateform to be a positive, and inspiring experience. I would also suggestion you to find like minded people by browsing in the voice raising section. If you have any problem, let us know.

Welcome again to our global community.
I look forward to hearing from you here on PulseWire.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

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