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Web 2.0 You play I dance

You play I dance
Collective writing and editing build up something together and help with just small thing
I have always loved the feedback theory even when I was telling stories at school in between classes. My story has its value when people ask about some details or help me build it up with their own memories.
For me Web 2.o is always about being able to be part of a big picture and have my own space and play a unique role; tailoring things my own way, without letting the language barrier hold me back.
In my country, the women’s situation is far from being empowered or being treated with equity and fairness compared to males. Virtually they are not given equal chances to play participatory roll although they are more than half of the population. Reasons can start simply from being up to women who are not created to such and such masculine professions! For us the new generation things have started to change. Thanks to women activism since early 1950s and paradox ally uncontrollable factors like economical one have forced males to soften their control and hegemony over different aspects of life. But even for the younger generation problems and difficulties may not get solved unless they unite and stand up firmly for their rights.
With effective tools such as web 2.0 things are getting different. This is a new road to emancipation and freedom. AN OPEN GATE that allows women to be heard, communicated, interacted, exchange knowledge and experiences; they have free education in an open university to the four corners of the universe. The cry of women in remote areas of Africa can be echoed by others in the Far East or Europe or America. I am proud that I am one of the world pulse community and that I am the pulse of women in my area.
Blogging on web 2.0 helps me on two levels: I have a dream to travel across the globe. But financial means has always kept that dream deterred. Entries of my colleague pulsers have taken me to different places. I love my friend Nini whom I have made knowledge on the giant website. Her blogging has taken me to her favorite café, had Turkish coffee, and seen her city. I dare say I have passed many tights at her nice warm villa at the shore of the Red sea in the commercial port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Before joining this website, growing old with few options or no body beside me has been one of my biggest worries. But having all these technological tools, interactive community and the growing number of remarkable strong women whom I add to my list of friends every day, have changed perception to myself and things around me.
My friend Jude’s struggle with colon cancer which she covered in her page has opened my eyes to the value of being healthy and that life is so lovely and deserved to be lived to the maximum.
As Arabic-native speaker (Arabic mother tongue) and English comes in the second place, that makes feel I am not good at writing and expressing myself in fluent English, but I feel that the community here is understanding and helpful. The feedback received during this short period I spent here shows that I am on the right track.


olutosin's picture


My dear please continue writing I will love this voice from my Sudan...

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


ola.mahadi's picture

Thanks Olutosin

Your comment really help me to speak up and learn to raise our voice looking foreword to reflect Sudan share here

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace

Khushbu's picture

Dont be dismayed by setbacks

Dear Ola..

I love the emancipation part. Please dont let language be a barrier to expressing yourself. You dont have to be eloquent in English to be heard. What matters is the depth of your story rather than the language and the grammar. And by the way, i see no problem in your language!

Please keep writing


Khushbu Agrawal

ola.mahadi's picture

We all talk the same language

thanks Khushbu for your support and i am working on developing my self so i can help other women in my Sudan
and i have to clarify that i asked a friend of mine to help me editing the piece

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace

Aida Dervishi's picture

Dear Ola, it is true that

Dear Ola,

it is true that women consist more than half of the population worldwide but are still under-represented in various position of social life. My opinion is that women should try more and harder to take the place that they deserve and not excpect everything from men.

Warm Regards,

Linda M. Ando's picture

Dear Ola, I love the spirit

Dear Ola,

I love the spirit of your title, "Web 2.0 You Play, I Dance" reflects your vibrant spirit to engage women from around the world to be courageous to share their stories and honor their unique and powerful voices. You are part of the "heart beat" of women around the world, who care about each other from near and far and who do not let any barriers get in the way. Language is brought to life when we share authentically from the heart and soul. Please keep writing, sharing, dancing and playing with the women and world of web 2.0. Your stories, spirit and soul matters to us all!

I look forward to reading more of your stories and DANCING to the heart beat of our world pulse sisters!

With Gratitude,

Linda Ando

With Gratitude,

Linda M. Ando

Tina's picture

A Beautiful Voice

Dear Ola,
You write from the heart: which means that even though you feel your English may not be that clear to us, your poetry and vision shines through! Welcome to World Pulse and VOF. I'm one of your listeners this week and I very much enjoyed reading this assignment. Beautiful writing. Beautiful voice. Keep raising your dancing spirit on behalf of yourself and of the sudan.

ola.mahadi's picture

Thanks Linda

Here i am learning to dance with different rhythm and different steps and try to enjoy the life while make different i am pleased that you are here and reading my story looking foreword to connect with world pulse community and share things

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace

Machrine's picture

Passionate Listener

Hullo Ola
I really Love the title "Web 2.0 You Play I dance" i like the fact that you believe that by blogging stories, we are able to travel across continents, countries and communities. Yes the interactive tools can empower us and your fears for language are but minute details that should not discourage you from your right pursuits.

Machrine Birungi

ola.mahadi's picture

Tina thanks for reading and ur support

Looking foreword to be here and be more active
Ola Mahadi

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace

ola.mahadi's picture

Machrine Birungi

thanks yah that what i like about blogging i some time even over do it and spent much time reading blogs and follow other people life
and iam gald you liked the title it was just how i felt like while writing down my article
thanks for your lovely comment
stay well and hope to see you here again and again

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace

Greta's picture

Dear Ola,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about the power of Web 2.0. I loved your writing and I will follow you as the weeks go by through VOF. I personally enjoyed your sharing of being transported into other worlds via this communication tool. It has done that for me as well, and I believe through that sharing, we will develop such greater understanding of each other, that the only way forward will be with women empowered everywhere.

I see you as on your way, a wonderful writer, and already such a strong woman! Keep at it and keep dancing!

In Kindness,


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