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Introducing myself and my journal: WorldCare

About Me:
In the late '80s and early '90s I took study trips with a small group, to Honduras, Guatemala, Nicagragua, El Salvador, and South Africa. At home I produced scripted slide programs, and marketed them myself to show to local community groups (Chicago western suburbs). I wanted to wake-up the settled suburbs here, to see the realities of so many good lives. I've always had a deep empathy for those who are oppressed, especially when my own government or my own strengths have caused this. These are ugly dilemmas. We in the U.S. cannot ignore the plights of those women, more often oppressed by their own culture, when we have so many rights ourselves. Women have intelligence and strength to contribute well to their own societies, when freed up to do so. I applaud the new World Pulse for it's fine efforts to bring us together in this online network. I am retired now, and spend time on the arts.

My Passions:
Painting: nature subjects, also antiwar themes, and new for me: women's justice themes. Just painted the event where the Catcholic officials stated that women being ordained as priests, is as bad as their priests' pedophilia. WHAT???!!!!

My Challenges:
To continue to write of injustices when possible (in poetry), and to paint subjects based on injustice, and against war.

My Vision for the Future:
The internet provides a marvelous place for those of many cultures and situations to communicate, so I see changes for the oppressed linked to this communication. Making the dreadful known, can make a change.

My Areas of Expertise:
Writing poetry; putting subtle ideas, bold ideas, into concise poems. Also, painting in wateroclor, and acrylic on canvas.

Comments

Auma's picture

Welcome here,

i hope you will enjoy being a member and us working together to share our voices and help let out the voices of women and girls.
Best regards,
Leah.

WorldCare's picture

Leah's country??

Hello Leah, I am glad to hear from you! Can you tell me what country you are from? I appreciate your welcome. I hope that change will proceed forever.

WorldCare's picture

UN Women

We must teach women to be against war and to speak out and/or work against war efforts. I have painted 17 antiwar paintings, and will post one here, but I don't see the spot to do it here in the journal. I will look for another section of WorldPulse to do this.

I was first going to school when there was World War II. I was learning to read in first grade. I would sit on the living room floor with the newspaper and see the big black headlines about war. I asked my parents then, What does the headline say when there isn't a war?

So this horrid reality has permeated my life since that time. As Ted Turner, (co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative) says,
war is outdated, it serves no purpose.

Any antiwar program which has an educational component, might be used in any country with women's groups, as part of their overall awareness and education for betterment programs.

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