Introducing myself and my journal: Activism
My first exposure to World Pulse was when I picked up a magazine last year. I was so excited to see so many women form around the world working to make the world and their communities better. I finally got around to joining earlier this year and am now getting around to posting. My new years resolutions this year were: 1. doing work in the field of literacy, 2. working with women and children, 3. living a more simple life, and 4. exploring the world more. I truly want to become more of an activist locally and internationally as I believe women are strong and will bring about unprecedented changes in our world for the better. Also earlier this year I joined a group in my community called Spread the Word which pairs up reading buddies with students who are having difficulty in our local schools. We meet once a week and work on improving the reading and comprehension skills of our buddies. This year I am working with four students who are in third grade and only reading at the first grade level.
I also have been to a couple of Peace Corp meetings and am exploring applying in mid 2011. This would give me a more direct impact in an area of need. Why the wait?? My daughter is in her graduate studies and I must be here for graduation.
Best Wishes to my global sisters and thank you for all the work you are doing.
literacy and empowerment of women and children
My job schedule changes weekly so finding the time to contribute is difficult.
My Vision for the Future:
A world of peace and better understanding of each other.
My Areas of Expertise:
reading and literacy improvement