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Introducing myself and my journal: The Perspective of a Queer West African Woman

About Me:
Dear sisters,

I am quite delighted to join this amazing community! My name is Mariam. I am a queer young woman originally from Burkina Faso, West Africa, but currently living in California. I am the founder of the Gay African Youth Networking Center, a non profit organization working to provide a safe and supportive space to LGBTQI West African youth. Specifically, I aim to empower young queer women to understand their needs, to build a strong voice and advocate for their rights.

My Passions:
Women's rights, youth movement, LGBTQI rights, Human rights, Body and sexuality rights

My Challenges:
Ignite the voices of queer young West African women

My Vision for the Future:
Respect and Freedom for LGBTQI communities in West Africa

My Areas of Expertise:
Community Building, LGBTQI Rights


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Hello from World Pulse,

Hello from World Pulse, Mariam.

I act as a World Pulse welcomer for new WP members and listener for other journal entries.

I am wondering whether you have found any World Pulse efforts that really stir you to action. You may want to introduce yourself to Urmila Chanam who works for LGBT rights in India. She and I are very good friends through World Pulse. Here is her link

We'd love to hear from you again.

From New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


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