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Women are the Power for Change

• What most excites you about Web 2.0? Well, it seems I’ve been using aspects of Web 2.0 for some time, sweetly oblivious to the moniker. Its potential for good is what excites me the most, through the sharing of vital information & inspiring stories & that such messages can reach thousands around the world in an instant. I’m also excited about the possibility of learning new skills, such as editing & posting videos & participating in interactive news sites.
• What solutions you think Web 2.0 brings to the global women's empowerment movement; I’m not sure I understand this question. Solutions to a movement? How will it facilitate, support, expedite & magnify the movement, rather than solve it – through connection & communication & inspiration, through its viral transmission, through the knowledge that we are not alone, not without a voice or without power. That we are the movement, we are the Earth.
• How are, or can, these tools be empowering for you? So far, they have been empowering for me in a number of ways: search engines & wikis essentially feed my search for knowledge of a topic or phenomenon, especially something I want to write about & understand from many angles. The other side of this is the ability to disseminate such knowledge by posting on Facebook or my own weblog. Accessing the videos & the voices of the likes of Vandana Shiva, Eve Ensler, Naomi Klein, Ellen Laconte, Carolyn Raffensperger, Annie Leonard, Winona La Duke et al give me hope & the strength to continue against overwhelming odds to speak up for the Earth.
Posting my articles on my own weblog gives me a vehicle or platform for all of my published work, which brings a sense of satisfaction, whereas exchanging ideas with others in a forum or community takes it to another level of expanding possibilities for any or all of those involved, ricocheting into the unknown.


One of Many's picture

Great to meet you, Annie!

Hello, Annie:

I appreciated your first assignment, especially to learn about your extensive reading, writing, and researching. I wish I knew as much as you do about current women intellectuals. It is great that you know about these tools already.

Do you feel that the women's empowerment movement is where you want it to be? If you want women to make more progress, how do you see your writing as making a contribution? Do you have specific goals paths or visions for how women can work together to make a difference for themselves?

I would also like to learn more about your positions in your weblogs.

I look forward to learning more about you. You are obviously such a smart, engaged, and experienced woman. What an asset to our community. Welcome!

One suggestion, if you don't mind please: In the future it might seem more conventional to have your essay answer the questions without listing the question at the beginning of the paragraph.


Speaking my Peace

aimeeknight's picture

Hi Annie! Welcome to World

Hi Annie!

Welcome to World Pulse. I enjoyed your piece; you did a great job of giving attention to each part of the assignment.
I encourage you to share with us your own unique writing style, let your voice be heard!
What do you write about in your articles and blogs? I look forward to your future posts.

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

Diana's picture

Thank you Annie!


Thank you for this first post. It looks like you have a very good understanding about women issues and the use of social media. I would love to hear more about your personal experience and how you foresee contributing to women empowerment through your writing.
I look forward to your next post!

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