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POWER IN OUR HANDS

When I think of web 2.0, I think of sharing, interaction communication and power, power for the women to pool themselves together and change their world through interaction to strengthen their political participation and talk about gender- based issues. Has there been anything more exciting than web 2.0? In my view it is the best that has happened to this generation, talk of blogging, message boards, networks and so on.
At the global stage, web 2.0 offers an opportunity for women around the world to connect with each other, share information and offer solutions to problems that affect them. It enables them (women) who were once silenced and isolated to come together, join hand share and amplify their voices to the world, lift each others and lift others around them.

I think of the woman I was before world-pulse and in many ways I am amazed at the transformation. Before world pulse, I was fearful, timid and full of anxiety, breaking into tears every time I thought of my childhood, but once I joined world pulse and plucked enough courage to write the story of my childhood abuse under the tag “of childhood and pain”, I have felt at peace, not because of anything else but the encouragement I got from other pulsers to get the story out when I first introduced myself. I have read other pulsers stories and these add more strength to my life, I no longer feel like I am alone in the world, like nobody loves me, because I know I only need to log on to World-pulse and see other posts and I pluck the courage to face each day, to hear the voices of other women and I know I can take the world despite my childhood pain.

Web 2.0 has given me the opportunity to have my voice heard!

Comments

Carri Pence's picture

I am so happy that PulseWire

I am so happy that PulseWire has transformed you, as it has done to me too. I see myself changing every time I read a new struggle, inspiration, or idea. We are all blessed to have this community.

-Carri Pence

Dannie's picture

Blessings indeed

Dear Carry,
Thank you very much for your comment. indeed we are very blessed to be in this community of women!
Dannie.

"Look out for happiness and you will be happy or else you will make someone happy"

Joanna Krotz's picture

thanks for your submission

Dannie, I applaud and admire your courage in sharing your experiences and in your determination to move forward and forge a community. Thanks for sharing your story.
Joanna

Dannie's picture

Heartfelt thanks

Dear Joanna,
Thank you very much for your encouragement, it was not easy for me to speak of something i had feared to open up to for almost 10 years, it took a lot of self searching but i had nothing to loose and more gain, i feel free at last, free of fear to speak out and all of this is thanks to world pulse community.
Regards
Dannie

"Look out for happiness and you will be happy or else you will make someone happy"

Kim Crane's picture

your beautiful and encouraging words

I am so happy to hear that PulseWire members have helped you heal from your pain and given you strength to confront the past. I want to thank you for sharing your story. As you say, it is never easy to reach back into a painful past. But I hope you are aware that you have touched the lives of PulseWire members in the same way they have touched yours. Your story is a source of solace and inspiration for anyone who has had similar experiences and anyone who may still struggling the legacy of a painful childhood. Thank you for your courage!

Dannie's picture

Thank you.

thank you for your encouragement, it inspires me to continue writing and reading here in pulse wire.

"Look out for happiness and you will be happy or else you will make someone happy"

gracewithfire's picture

Finding your Voice

Thank you for your sharing, Dannie. It has been a long journey for you too, huh? Indeed, finding your Voice (again) is the first step to reclaiming your power. : ) Hurray for you! Keep on keeping on.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin

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