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What I find about me

I think one reason why I would like to participate in the experience of World Pulse is because the writing has been a constant in my life. I write since childhood. When just beginning to read I wanted to write stories so interesting as I had heard in my home, from my sisters and aunts. These stories were filled my life and made me think that I could create creatures like those that filled me with excitement.
When I became an adult I was interested in communication and decided to become a journalist. In this race I started a long time ago. I was particularly interested in science and technology. I discovered women's issues much later and coincided with a personal crisis that made me rethink my whole life. I discovered that many of the problems faced in my life had to do with the way I faced things. I did not realize that my discomfort really had to do with the heavy demands that society placed on me just because I'm woman. I had to be a perfect mother, wife, professional, daughter, as if a human being could have to meet a tight schedule and have all the attributes of an angel.
I had to spend time understanding that not, I am an individual with something to say for myself. I can write about me and about what I learn every day of the other women.

Comments

AchiengNas's picture

Good approach

Marinu,
Knowing self is very important. It helps us in making decisions.
Keep up and aim for the best always.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

antoniamichaela's picture

Thank you!

Dear Marinu,

Thank you for your words here. It sounds like you have had a profound realization about the many very unfair pressures patriarchy places on us as women, and I admire that instead of just accepting and trying to manage them, you are speaking up. I think this is the best way things can change for we women in the face of patriarchy: through not just swallowing everything, but finding a way to speak up, and look for solidarity with other women to help in this process.

Have these realizations that your discomfort stemmed from the structural issues of patriarchy (i.e. issues far beyond just yourself) helped you deal with the crisis you mentioned? Has becoming interested in women's issues helped you deal with this?

Are you still a journalist? If so, does your work still mostly focus on science and technology, or do you also find ways to write about women's issues in your work? I'd be interested to know. I think you have a strong voice and I am looking forward to hearing more of your story and your thoughts....

Peace and warm wishes,

Antonia

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Dear Marinu, Thank you for

Dear Marinu,

Thank you for your story! I liked the way you described hearing things in your house. And I also completely understand and agree with your statement "as if a human being could have to meet a tight schedule and have all the attributes of an angel". I would love to hear more about what your personal vision is!

Cheers,

Rachael

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