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1 Earth in Web 2.0 for thousand Women

For seven years while I lived in the jungle working with local communities of African descendents, as well as humpback whales that come to our peaceful Colombian coast, I felt that "something" was happening out there, worldwide, in many places, in every corner, with all women in the world, with their children, their families, in their lives. And I felt that I was missing their stories, their secrets, their ways of dealing with the challenges that meant to survive, to live, to be. 
I am excited to be confident that through Web 2.0 we all together can create a network that unites us, that make us visible, to get us out of our individual silence and put us in a new scenario, democratic, equitable, real, true, just and showing us as we are with our realities, our dreams, our fears, our certainties, with our soul bare telling stories, telling fairytales, telling the world who we are, what we want, what we expect. 
If many women can tell what we want, what we expect, who we are and what we dream we can solve many problems that revolve around our world today. We are a single woman. We are women who carry historical weights that requires a a complex present, a day to day full of experiences that culturally we are required, from our environment, our families, our children, our husbands, our communities. Speaking among us allows to feel that we are in the same cave – The Earth - telling our stories and finding solutions, new possibilities, unknown, others. Talking allows to empty our thoughts, going and finding an existing lighter, calmer, more subtle. 
Because I learned through the jungle to seek alternative connection, communication, speech and technology, is that I find in Web 2.0 the perfect way to democracy that the world needs, that women seeks, that families wants, that children dreams, that all communities should allow so we all together can build the world we are called to build. A planet just, humane, fair, green, male and female, a child's world, young, old. A community worth living space which occupies this universe multicultural and multiversity.

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JT Long's picture

Great pictures

... and a wonderful description of the power of the web to connect the power of women. Thank you for sharing.

JT Long

telling stories; creating communities

bougeotte's picture

Greetings from a Listener

Martha,
I want to say hi and let you know that I am one of your listeners. I am hear to answer any questions and help you on your journey as a voice of the future.
First, I loved your description of living in the jungle and working with local communities, but would have loved to have heard more about what you did with them - especially the alternative communication. A vignette or story is a great way to introduce a concept in an essay for publication.
I concur that Web 2.0 is a network that unites us into one woman - a great metaphor by the way! Additionally, your analogy of mankind speaking in the same cave was evocative. I instantly visualized women, men and children in the bosom of mother earth sharing ideas and possibilities.
You have the ability to write beautiful pieces, it just needs a little fine tuning in sections. Perhaps tell me a story or an event that relates to the main theme to guide the reader on your journey, and then weave elements of that story throughout the piece.
Nonetheless, I immensely enjoyed reading your work and look forward to more posts and becoming a friend, as well as a link in the community that will allow us to build a better world as you so eloquently expressed.
Sincerely,
Terri
P.S. It must have been amazing to see humpback whales along the coast. (I am jealous - I love whales).

martha llano's picture

thanks from my cave

Terri,

Thanks for your words. I will tried to do my best next time....where I live I do not have connection and when I saw again voices of our future I have less than a day to do it. But you are right about everything. You will have the chance to know more in my next assignment.

All the best from a mist forest,

Martha

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

bougeotte's picture

Remember you did a great job

Martha,
I just want to stress you did a great job and I truly did enjoy reading the piece. I look forward to the next piece and seeing you evolve as a writer.
Terri

martha llano's picture

From a side o the cave

Dear Terry,

Of course I know what you meant. There is a language older than words so I can feel your thoughts through your writing. And It was very funny as today after 14 years finally the company which provides internet for my nearest city called to install my connection. I felt so weird. At this moment they finished and I feel as if my cave have a new hole going to the whole world....I am so happy!!!!!!! I will be able to do so many things. Including learning from you and many more women. Thanks Martha

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

Valerie from Oregon's picture

Your Week One Assignment

Hello Martha!
I'm also one of the listeners for your Week One assignment and I really enjoyed reading your journal entry entitled 1 Earth in Web 2.0 For 1000 Women. I can sense your enthusiasm for participating in Voices Of The Future! I was especially moved by your yearning to be connected to a larger voice when you said you "felt something was happening out there" and you were "missing their stories". You also have a tremendous respect for our planet and honoring the diversity of all cultures on Earth. Perhaps you could draw on those beliefs to create more specific solutions for empowering women as you prepare the next three assignments. I would also encourage you to review the criteria that listeners are using to evaluate assignments, particularly adding more personal experiences to your writing so we can learn more about you. Keep up the good work!
Your friend, Valerie
p.s...I loved your photos, too. Is that your daughter?

martha llano's picture

From the mist

Hi Valerie,

That is not my daughter but a girl living in a mine camp. Her brother does not have one leg as he step on a mine. I have just one boy thirteen years old.

I will do my best in my next assignment checking the criteria. Thanks for your advices. Personal experiences in my life are tremendous as my country itself has such a life and so much experiences.

Your friend

Martha

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

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