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Light at the end of the tunnel

If only there were no barriers in our lives and efforts, we would live in a society where people lack courage, determination, respect for human rights and all societal norms and values. Do you think such society is ideal or better? I would think not. With challenges and barriers come ideas, struggles, sense of pride, dignity, empowerment, and voices that can change our world. Challenges and barriers are like tests to prove you worthy or not and makes you work harder than ever. Think about a society where so many young women’s future have been robbed due to rape, violence, unwanted pregnancy, and drugs, where these young women have accepted life as it is, not knowing there can be light at the end of the tunnel and where poverty and disease is an icing on this big and tasteless cake.
Working with these young women can be difficult. The fact that these young women have lost their sense of pride and dignity and live in trauma due to violence perpetrated against them can be a serious challenge. Tell a woman she can achieve anything and she’ll appreciate it more than if you were to give her a bunch of jewelry. The best solutions are to make sure girls regain their lost past and make them dream and not dread their future. With this best solution I believe programs, seminars, projects and amazing ideas can pop up. You can break a single stick but not a bunch of sticks. Pulse wire and Laura is a bunch of sticks that can never be broken and used for an intended purpose. With pulse wire I can interact with inspirational people who can suggest ideas to solving our challenges. With pulse wire the world can learn about our situation and come to our rescue.With pulse wire the sky’s the limit. With pulse wire there is nothing we cannot achieve together.

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Amei's picture

There is always hope "light"

Someone said to me do not have expectations and you will not be disappointed.

Without having an expectation life will not be challenging enough and the purpose of life will become less meaningful. Yet, it would be better if we can have challenges without sacrificing one’s dignity and pride. It is extremely hard to come out and let go of guilt feelings that are strongly embedded in a mind - even if the cause of the guilt feeling was totally by external forces. Laura, it is the light at the end of the tunnel that keeps the fire in the hopes and people keep moving on.

I am profoundly touched by your article. You are "Girl Power" and I am with you.

All the best :-) Amei

Leelee's picture

Laura - thank you for this

Laura - thank you for this wonderful article! I too will "never be broken"

'Harlem: A Dream Deferred' - Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
Like a syrupy sweet?

Iffat Gill's picture

There is light!

There is light at the end of the tunnel Laura, only sometimes, we don't necessarily see it. To see that light get even more difficult when we are the victims and no one is there to hold our hand and tell us that it is going to be alright.
we need women like those so much, women who can hold the hands and tell them how it can be alright. we need so many trained women to aware those women who are still in the darkness and need to see that light more clearly.
Hope to see many more of us!
Best
Rose.

Iffat Gill

Adelma A.Linatoc's picture

God created Us . . .

Dear Laura,

We are created that our head with our brain is in the most upper part of our body, unlike other animals their heads are level to the body or the brain is so little,we are so Special that's why we can think,analize,decide and implement what we are suppose to do for the better.

Keep up the good work.

abella's picture

You spoke my passion!

Hi Laura,

Exactly what you have writen is what I live to accomplish, it my passion. To reach out and tell young girls and women that, yes bad thing has happen or perhaps may happen to you but what you have within you will always bounce you back to your undepreciated value.

I really like your piece, very simple and yet straight to the point cover so much of what a woman is going through and yet provides for soultions to be taken, with so much hope in it.

Great work and I am moved.

I am because we are :-)

I appreciate your description of Pulse Wire as a unique platform to foster mutual support and to ultimately, find strength in numbers, as you've explained.

While interaction with Pulse Wire may generate "some ideas to solving our challenges", I want to remind you that your suggestions for potential solutions to the current challenges facing your community, are just as valuable and possess a certain wisdom that comes only from having experienced it first-hand.

Great work!

Catherine

Sarah Diop's picture

Light

Laura,

Thank you for sharing your story of hope and light! Inspiration and dreaming is a light for women. I feel that world pulse is great tool for getting that and your message out there.

Keep connecting, inspiring and striving for the sky!

Wishing you many Blessings,

Sarah

Laura,
Your words are powerful and strong and so very true. I love your metaphors and I love your passion. Thank you for your devotion to the power of community. Looking forward to reading more from you!
Jocelyn

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