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My own voice, our own voice

I think what I find beautiful and brilliant in the Web 2.0 is the possibility that it offers to women around the world to create a platform to shine their own voices. Voices that can discuss many things, that can tell stories, that can be private and individual but also collective, also representative of the spirit of a female community.
I think that Web 2.0 is an opportunity for empowerment of women, because it is an emerging medium, in which we can begin to tell stories and impart information without having to follow a series of predetermined patterns, that make more difficult the possibility of a true representation of the voices of women in the traditional media. Women should take the opportunity of the new tools to make a way for ourr creativity, our own voice, our way of saying things, to take a leadership that is waiting for us.
In my case, I can’t say I've taken full advantage of these new forms of communication, but I’m trying. I created two blogs where I've tried to develop my views on women. In one of them I tried to make a diary in which emotions will merge with the idea I had about how it should be a female voice, a bit influenced by the reading of women philosophers. In the other, more recent and still maintain, I try to read some works of literature and film from the female point of view, interpreting what these symbols hidden in any narrative or artistic work may say about me and other women. I am very far from achieving the full ownership of my own voice, but my dream is to achieve this and to help women get a new place in the culture

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Carri Pence's picture

I hope you utilize pulsewire

I hope you utilize pulsewire to gain knowledge not only about women issues but about yourself. I have learned so much about myself through this site and it amazes me how much everyone grows in such a positive direction after being a part of pulsewire.

akaneko's picture

Thank you for sharing your

Thank you for sharing your work with me and the rest of the World Pulse community! I am serving as a Listener for the Voices of Our Future program this year and am excited to have the opportunity to read your assignment for this first week. I completely agree with you that Web 2.0 and the amazing women participating in this program have the power to broadcast a wide range of issues from women's perspectives. I think it's wonderful that you have taken the initiative to start your own blogs to share your insight and pull from a variety of fields of study - I encourage you to keep this up and to share the links to your blogs with everyone here! I am sure that the women in this online community would cherish the chance to hear more of your voice. I also hope that you share some more about yourself with us through the biography section of your profile - the more you draw from your personal experiences and share those with us, the more you can learn about yourself and educate and inform the rest of the world! I love to hear the enthusiasm in your first assignment - I truly hope that you achieve your dreams and I am greatly looking forward to hearing more form you! Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with us - your voice is truly valued.

Best wishes,

Alison

aburch3's picture

It is good that you try to

It is good that you try to put your self in other people's perspective. When you do that you tend to learn alot about others and yourself

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