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'In the midst of all these'

I was born in the 90s during the civil unrest in my country, not knowing I would still feel the hurts of conflict in my early teens where I saw friends and loved ones die from hunger and bullets. Who would wish for such? I grew up in a society where the sounds of bullets replaced the sound of music, where poverty was accepted as a norm, where mothers looked helplessly at hungry babies and where fathers were hardly heard saying I am off to work. My childhood was robbed. Because of this I vowed to make sure my country doesnt go back to those dark days. Knowing I can never share my childhood stories without hurting doesnt bring me down because I feel my childhood has helped make me very special and unique. At a very tender age my love for education blossom.
My time at high school was challenging and interesting. From primary to high school and even at college I've always been the youngest in class. Because of this I was bullied and looked down upon but that did not stop me from pushing harder knowing I had something special that they never had.
In primary school I knew I had something special, in junior high I knew I had to discover that special thing, in high school I knew I had found it and in college I knew I had to nurture it and let it grow. This humble and interesting journey led me to world pulse knowing with worldpulse I can water that special thing and make it blossom. That special thing is advocacy. This inspired me to apply to Voices of our future because it offers so many opportunities and learning experiences without limitation. My personal vision is to make sure every young woman has a voice and a better future. Voices of our future is just the best place I can achieve this.

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aimeeknight's picture

your voice

The title of your post caught my attention, you truly have lived 'in the midst of these'. With what you have and will accomplish you will be a great voice, an advocate. Thank you for sharing.
Aimee

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

olutosin's picture

My Childhood was robbed

You have a way with words my darling, You will go places. Mark my words.

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

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everlyrose's picture

hurting the ones we love

it is so true, we are sometimes stalled in telling the truth about us or a version of it because it might hurt our family and friends, this is why worldpulse was created for us, so that when we narrate our stories we mean not to hurt but to share the pain and the bravery that came out of it, that we are still here, able and alive to tell others that we are strong no matter how many times we falter and get hurt

take care

everly

Solvitur ambulando
(it is solved by walking)

bintu's picture

high courage and determination

life is a journey, and endless jounrney. you are on the right track. keep the courage, you will be there. You already are the voice of the future nation. the past is gone, the present has a promising note, the future should be a blanket cheque where limitation, abuse, subjugation rains no more. You can assign figure to the cheque without limitation, restiction. Keep spreading this gosspel, until all the campus she, gets it right!
Women most regaing their lost voice.
Bintu

bintu

sahar's picture

Hail Laura !!!

I am very proud of you. Pain made you stronger as you transformed its negative impact into giant power to push you towards inspiration.

Sincerely

Sahar Nuraddin

follow me @snuraddin
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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller

Iffat Gill's picture

Thats very touching Laura!

Hi, I have never heard a personal story of a woman from Liberia before. I think sometimes, no matter how painful the stories are, they need to be shared, especially when these are the stories that have shaped the lives and personalities of strong women like you! I hope to read more of your stories.
Best
Rose.

Iffat Gill

Eliana's picture

Thank you Laura, I am glad I

Thank you Laura,
I am glad I met you here on Worldpulse. You are really an inspiration to me. Thank you for your strenght and for your vision. I hope all women will have the chance to speak for themselves and make their voices be heard.
Peace to you
Eliana

Eliana

Christine.Dahl's picture

Your beautiful voice comes

Your beautiful voice comes shining through your writing. I was moved by your experiences and your determination to overcome difficulties and share your strength with others. I would like to hear more of your experiences. I hope you will continue to share yourself.

Thank you!

Christine

Tina's picture

A young voice emerging

Dear Laura,
Yours is a touching and remarkable story and it is always wonderful to hear such a young voice ring out so beautifully, powerfully and with such clear vision. Well done and keep up the great work!
Tina

lauralf's picture

Inspiring!

What a gift to come across your voice in our wonderful World Pulse community! I admire your strength and determination and I wish you the best in your journey that I am sure will be successful.

In peace and solidarity,
Laura

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