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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness".

My Passions:
Writing, reading, discovering the world, exchanging opinions and ideas.

My Challenges:
Be the change I want to see in the world.

My Vision for the Future:
Think globally, act locally.

My Areas of Expertise:
Communication, political sciences, human rights, interfaith dialogue, Peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

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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

Phinnie's picture

Hello!

Vanessa--

I love your philosophy about being the change you want to see in the world...I believe we all can make a difference even though it doesn't feel like that sometimes...

I lived in Beirut as a teen (1968-1972) and dream about some day returning for a visit...What is Lebanon like for women now?

I live in Portland, Oregon in the U.S. and fortunately we have lots of good Lebanese restaurants here...Baba ganoush is my favorite!

I hope this finds you well...Welcome to Pulse Wire!

Vanessa Bassil's picture

To Fatima

Thank you a lot for your welcoming. This positive energy that you have here is simply amazing :)

I am looking forward to to take advantage of the fabulous resources of this community and to connect with all its special people...

Thank you again :)

See you online :)

Vanessa Bassil's picture

To Phinnie

I appreciate a lot your comment, and I would like to thank you for taking the time to check my profile.

I strongly believe that we can make a difference. We think that it doesn't feel like that sometimes, because the process of change takes a lot of time... it is so long... longer than our patience :)

It is so nice to hear that you have lived in Beirut. But I am sure that it changed a lot since you left. Everything has changed except the role of women, but as I can see through Pulse Wire Lebanon is not the only country where we find gender inequality. I guess a lot of work is left to do everywhere!

I love baba ghanouj too but I prefer hommos and surely tabbouli :)

Looking forward to meeting you in Beirut!

until then, see you on Pulse Wire :)

Keep in touch

Peace,
Vanessa

Phinnie's picture

Girl Geek Camp in Lebanon

I just read about this camp in Lebanon on the Global Fund for Women website...Do you know about this project?
Hope this finds you well...
Peace,
Phinnie

Vanessa Bassil's picture

mmmm.. i just checked the

mmmm.. i just checked the website, seems interesting!

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