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My Journey to world pulse

It was November 2009 around 5.pm shortly after the end of my literature class. I was walking to the bus terminus in the company of two other classmates-a man and a lady. We were walking leisurely carefully dodging the evening bustle of office workers keen to get home. The topic of our discussion was the different work and activities that each one of us was engaged in prior to the commencement of our master’s program. Mine was a brief tale, that I had finished college in October 2008, and had worked for only six months as a high school teacher before I got a scholarship to further my education. Then it was my friend’s turn, Joanne to tell her story, she suddenly proffered business cards to the rest of us. I remember clearly the envy in me when she said that she was doing some journalism work for some women’s organization. One side of the card had the inscription ‘Voices of our future correspondents’ and on the other “Global issues through the eyes of women, WORLD PULSE, transform” and two website addresses for world pulse and pulse wire. What really caught my eyes was the Caption “Global issues through the eyes of women”, that was clearly very new, a website dedicated to women? It was different, unique and there and then I vowed to become part of this community.
A week later I walked into an internet cyber cafe’ and opened the word pulse website then read some of the posts she (Joanne) had made and other member’s posts. I did not join then for I did not want to work from a cyber with all the possible distractions and temptations to check out other social networks. If I were to join and remain active, I reasoned, then I better do it from my own PC.
Come January 2010 I got my PC, joined world pulse, introduced myself and promised to tell the rest of my story. But it was very painful relieving long buried memories. Though I was unable to post any other thing on my journal I kept logging in to read the posts .Finally this month I decided to post the rest of my story. Incidentally, that day I saw the call for the 2010 VOF application; it was 3 days to the deadline, I completed the survey, and waited for the journey to begin.
When I contemplate my life, I know that my story is only a version of other women stories. I am aware of my society’s silences concerning sexual abuse. Although the mainstream media gives attention to these acts, I know more needs to be done, those who have gone through these horrendous acts need to come together, to speak out. My vision is to avail this opportunity. It starts with my story, breaking the silence, airing my voice. It started the day I joined world pulse and with my participation in the 2010 VOF program, my faltering steps towards that vision grows firmer.

Comments

bintu's picture

wanderful you

That was quite a good move. sometime in time in life positive envy is inspiring. positive envy are executed by people with quick mental appreciation. you smart to have pick up the address in no time and promising by logging in without waste of time and got yourself connected. I wish all women in this planet will grap thisopportunity to speak for themself, voice and err out their inner mate worries, and get relief. You talk about youself. it wanderful brilliant. Any woman hiding her worries is worse off. purge it out, open up, share it, its a global menace. I appreciate your reactionary time limit.
mark you women most have the opportunity to leave again, through out encouragement.
Spread the news, encourage them to link up, the younger the better tomorrow.

Bintu

bintu

Dannie's picture

Thank you.

Dear Bintu.
Thank you so much for your encouragement, your comments give me the strength to go on, blessings to you.
Dannie.

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

bintu's picture

ending voilation of Nigerian women

Hi Daniel
Thank you for understanding the perspective which i am coming from. I hope you are one out of a million men who is set out to listen to the pledge of Nigeria women.
I look forward to chains of reaction from you.
Bintu

bintu

sahar's picture

All ways lead to Rome !

Dear Dannie

Sharing your story reminded me of how indirectly we are inspired by others. You got inspired by a quick peek into your friends card. In our lives , we get inspired by little initiatives from others and this resembles a turning point and this is the aim of sharing stories .

Sincerely

Sahar Nuraddin

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

Dannie's picture

True

Dear Sahar,
it is true that other people around us inspire us, and that makes all the difference.
Sincerely,
Dannie.

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

amymorros's picture

Steps Grow Firmer

I really enjoyed your story of how your first learned of World Pulse from a business card. Your journey has begun and I wish you the best.

Amy
@amyinstl

Dannie's picture

WISE WORDS

Thank you for those words, i hope to learn a lot from this community'

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

busayo's picture

Sure!!!

It is true that people around us inpire us and bring out the yearning that would have been in us. This is what has happenned to you Dannie. I am so glad that you found WorldPulse, i wish you all the best.

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Dannie's picture

Thanks

Thank you Busayo, i am encouraged!

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

Tina's picture

A voice on firmer ground

It is true there is a voice emerging here and getting firmer and firmer. Keep up the good work!
Tina

Dannie's picture

True

It is true Tina that there is a voice emerging, before i could not talk about myself, but now, i cannot afford to keep silent! thank you for your encouragement.

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

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