Writing our hearts away!
I have always believed in the power of words. Communication is the key to raise awareness, and with this CHANGE for good is always POSSIBLE!
For me writing is an incredible tool, not only to express myself and let my ideas and passions flow, but also as an interaction within readers and writers, being able to create an oral community. It is also important as I feel it represent parts of our societies, where the only hope they might be able to keep relies on the different testimonies we are putting on paper.
I decided to apply to this project because there are many stories around me, from my classmates and people that surround me during my daily routine to women that live in different communities, from diverse environments, all of us in the same enormous national territory.
I got to hear about “Voices of our future” project in a very magical way…or better said as a coincidence; somehow I felt it had to come to my hands. And it certainly did. I saw a “retweet” from an announcement from World Pulse’s twitter account. And when I entered the link and read the information on the publication, I knew that this opportunity was ideal for what I want to do in life: write about what is happening in my community, and make people reflect on what women from a different country (in my case Mexico) are going through.
It is hard, and sometimes impossible, to generalize what all women in a region are living. I always mention a sentence, which I have written about before: there is not only one Mexico, there are several ones. It is not the same what is happening in the countryside, in the big the cities or in the various indigenous communities. It is not the same the North and the South, the poor and the rich, the young and the old.
But there is one factor that unites us (as I would like to include myself) all: We are all women. I would not like to dismiss or disrespect any male reader who might find this post interesting, as all of us deserve to have the right to be heard. It is very important that we empower men just as women, but with this kind of initiatives (referring to Voices of Our Future) we are giving women, who have been misunderstood and taken for granted for several decades, a chance to explore themselves, to write about their own life’s and to report what they see or believe in.
I invite all women in this platform to participate, to say what comes to their minds and to write their soul away…as this is a very special opportunity we get... to shout out loud what our hearts really want to say!