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Introducing myself and my journal: Wings under the bombs and burqah

About Me:
As a female journalist in Pakistan, you are regularly exposed to the highs and lows of the society. Though my field of journalism (I.T) is not as aggressive and intense as say politics, you can't be a journalist – man or woman – and keep politics, stereotypes and conflicts at bay. However, one thing all journalists would agree on is the fact that gender discrimination is a ruthless combination of all three. In all honesty, I know little about all the women in Pakistan; but one claim I can make is that I know what it's like to be a woman in Pakistan. Through this community, I wish to let other people know that Pakistan is more than the place where Osama Bin Laden was allegedly found; I wish to tell everyone that the women here are more than psychological victims of religious fundamentalism, silenced under the burqah. Like young women everywhere else, young ladies in Pakistan have a vision; they have a voice. And if they find it, they have wings to fly and explore creative and competitive avenues. I say this not just for the privileged women, who are educated and who have access to resources that put them at an advantaged position. I say so also for those who walk miles in the blazing deserts of Thal to fetch drinking water for their families; who sell tissues and combs at the traffic lights; who provide services in the infamous Heera Mandi ("Diamond Market"). 'Wings under the bombs and burqah' is not just my journal for this community; it aims to be a gallery of the aspirations of young women in Pakistan.

My Passions:
Writing, cooking, blogging and sharing

My Challenges:
My integrity, my over-analytic mind and my curiosity

My Vision for the Future:
A community with transparency, accountability and memory good enough to remember and learn from mistakes made in the past.

My Areas of Expertise:
Research, technology, media studies and conflict

Comments

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Y's picture

Hello from World Pulse,

Hello from World Pulse, Tanya.

You've reached out to World Pulse and we're grateful. What have you experienced on WP that has really stirred you?

Our searchable site has so many examples of females empowering each other through education and encouragement, that there is bound to be inspiration for all.

I act as a volunteer World Pulse welcomer for new WP members and listener for other journal entries. This is some of the most exciting and rewarding work I've ever done. Through this effort, I have become a world volunteer.

We'd love to hear from you again.

From New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Yvette

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