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A Woman's Voice ... Necessary

A Woman's voice soothes
A Woman's voice nurtures
A Woman's voice convicts
A Woman's voice excites
A Woman's voice cuts
A Woman's voice heals
A Woman's voice hurts
A Woman's voice changes
A Woman's voice screams
A Woman's voice whispers
A Woman's voice seduces

A WOMAN'S VOICE ... NECESSARY

The first woman to become a physician in the US, Elizabeth Blackwell, expressed the intention of Web 2.0 when she said, “For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women". Web 2.0 affords us the true opportunity to make our knowledge, experiences, hurts, struggles, victories, lessons at the disposal of all women. It eliminates space and time and allows us to experience affirmation and acknowledgement.
The sharing of one woman's tragedy on one side of the planet can result in a lesson learned and victory won for a woman on the other side of the planet.
One community's needs being expressed can result in action by another woman with the knowledge and resources to foster change.
Spiritual and emotional scars can be healed when women tell their stories and become free from guilt and shame.
I believe that we are all empowered by one another's stories. We become acquainted with the universal woman and her virtues and realize that we are the same at the core of our being.
I would expect to receive from Web 2.0 the same thing that I am willing to give:

Love and Acceptance
A Voice and an Ear
To stir a woman to Action and quietly assist her in being Still
Camaraderie and Collective Work
Acknowledgement and Correction
Engagement and Rebirth

Peace,
Mariposa

Comments

nilima's picture

The strongest voice of the

The strongest voice of the women can be the great change for all and you are very true while you say

A Woman's voice soothes
A Woman's voice nurtures
A Woman's voice convicts
A Woman's voice excites
A Woman's voice cuts
A Woman's voice heals
A Woman's voice hurts
A Woman's voice changes
A Woman's voice screams
A Woman's voice whispers
A Woman's voice seduces

i like all these lines!!

great work my friend!

mariposa's picture

thank you

Thank you, my sister!
Our voice is a testament to our existence; it cannot, will not be silenced!

Peace,
Mariposa

Peace and ... Bliss,
Restorer of Peace

nilima's picture

:)

:)

Kathleen Abood's picture

A Women's Voice Inspires

Your voice now joins in this eternal chorus! Our united voices illuminate the past darkness of our isolation. Together, our bright future will light the way for our courageous daughters!

Kathleen Abood

mariposa's picture

Here's to a bright future!!

Yes, our courage inspires, ignites and fosters a bright future for the young women that will stand on our shoulders. As we stand on the shoulders of brilliant, courageous women. Where would we be without each other?!

Mariposa

Peace and ... Bliss,
Restorer of Peace

EleanorJohnstone's picture

This is a really cool take on

This is a really cool take on the assignment. I have to say, I started this project thinking in terms of the typical article. But your creative voice has made me think again! Beautiful words, I look forward to reading more!

~ Eleanor

mariposa's picture

Thank you

Thank you Eleanor, I was a little nervous about making it less formal. After reading the suggestions from the people organizing the project, I decided to be a little creative. I hope it pays off.

I'll go to your page and check your assignment. Thanks again for the comment.

Mariposa

Peace and ... Bliss,
Restorer of Peace

Frances Faulkner's picture

Poetry

Mariposa,

Your poetic words flow like wind and water, taking the reader to a large open place where the vistas are wide, the heart is open, anything is possible. This is a wonderful way of recognizing the potential of 2.0, and of leading by inspiration and example. I appreciate your final grounded words about what you are willing to give, and how you would expect the same back. Again, this is an inspirational and honest challenge to those around you to "think big" and see what is most important.

Thank you!

Frances

mariposa's picture

WoW

I am inspired by your response!
Thank you for the affirmation and acknowledgement.
You know our work and our voice is worthwhile and noteworthy. We must share, when we do, we grow!!!

Thank YOU!

Mariposa

Peace and ... Bliss,
Restorer of Peace

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