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Wiki for the memory of the women writing

As a person connected with the media, I am perfectly aware of the lack of representation of women in the media and publishing. This lack of representation can be seen in the few times that women are taken into account to talk about themselves and the problems they and their communities, but also in the lack of dissemination of their literary and journalistic work. It is not enough to make us women writers, journalists, citizen journalists, we must also take the initiative of changing ourselves to become spokespersons and representatives also of ourselves, or voices that may have its own authority within communities, including literary communities.
I believe that a community can PulseWire the opportunity to build a common strategy to ensure space in new technologies and build a legitimate representative voice of women in the media and the world of literary creation.
As a specific initiative, we could establish a line of work to set a global dictionary of women writers, a wiki which integrates information on women's work, lines to get in touch with each other, to link blogs and websites. It seems a titanic work but it could be a contribution to use new media to in favor of female authority. Construction would be through partnerships around the world. Thus, we could make a little break the silence.

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Julie Tomlin's picture

Breaking the silence

Thank you Marinu for writing this piece. I agree that there is much to be done to increase the profile of women writers and journalists and your idea about a network is indeed very powerful.
It would be good to think about this more and develop - I have ideas on similar lines.

Yours,
Julie

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jacintai's picture

Change begins within

Hi Marinu,

You have some great ideas there! Thanks for raising awareness of the very important issue of women's representation in the media and publishing.

I think the beauty of social media is that if you can present your ideas well and bring other people along with you to support and build on your ideas (and add their own), the titanic work is devolved to people the world over - little by little it no longer seems such a titanic work. :)

Certainly, I agree with you that change begins within ourselves.

Thanks and good luck,

Jacinta

bougeotte's picture

Greetings from a Listener

Marinu,
My name is Terri and I am one of the Listeners for you this week. I am here to help and answer any questions. Your piece offered some interesting ideas for women connecting via blogs, wiki, etc. However, I was wondering what are your challenges and barriers to creating change in your community? I was looking for your voice in the piece besides all women's voices. I would have liked to see a personal vignette developed more to draw the reader in. A story is a powerful lure that attracts and sustains attention. I understand you want to express your ideas but don't forget to add color to your piece, after all in the end that is what will make your work more noticeable than another's.
I hope this helps.
Terri

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