My Journey back to me
Being on World Pulse has been the most wonderful discovery. Not only hear about the reality of women worldwide through their own words, but also embark in this very interesting journey of self-discovery. It was the first collaborative platform where I feel deeply connected and have such honest discussions with other people about women's issues.
First things first, I had just move to Panama and I was having a little bit of writer's block. I used to have blogs, journals, write essays... And somehow that all had slipped away when I got here. I couldn't find my inspiration, I couldn't figure out what made me tick, I was stuck. I got scared. I thought I was losing me… I know it may seem dramatic, but I was always sure. No matter where I was or how hard things got, I always had me. I was the sure piece of the puzzle. And as long as I had me, I knew things would turn out fine.
I am part of a lot of women networks and newsletters and, in that moment, though one of them - I can't remember which - I heard of Pulse Wire. I like being informed but most the networks and newsletter that I subscribe or am part of is very one dimensional. I never found any that felt like a sisterhood. Some of them are designed as forums; however they became means to showcase your work. I read a lot of theoretical work, I heard about actions but there was no personal engagement. We were names on a screen. I need to connect.
And then, I was here, and there is such a feeling of familiarity and support. There were the actions and the opportunity offers, but most importantly, there was a feeling of community. I read the words, I felt those stories, I began to get involved with the people and surely enough I was inspired again.
I was suddenly not afraid to open my heart and my mind to you all, and being completely honest and outspoken about me and my opinions. Here, there are many hearts beating at one pulse. Getting to know you, hearing your voices, brought me back to me. And for that alone I’m thankful to Pulse Wire.