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Girl’s power: - satisfaction and confidence

I was introduced to World Pulse by a friend who told me that I could share what I do helping the young girls with other people globally. At first I wasn’t sure but after reading few stories on Pulse I thought this is good, this is actually what I’ve been waiting for, for a long time.

I grew up a very insecure teenager, I was one big ball of anxiety, everyday during the school year, and it only diminished slightly when school was out. I was always looking outside of myself for approval and because I rarely received it, I felt like something was desperately wrong with me. My passion is helping girls learn to fill that big hole in themselves that makes them fell so worthless. When we have a big hole in us that we have not filled with our own love and confidence, we are always looking outside of ourselves to get it filled. All of our decisions are based on getting someone to like us, instead of making decisions that are good for us. If we have confidence in ourselves it’s easy for to say no to the things that aren’t good for us.

I worked with an organization here for the immigrants teens called Sondip whereby I work with young girls from age 13 to 17 helping them seeing through to life. I discussed with them on how all of our decisions are based on getting someone to like us, instead of making decisions that are good for us. An example of this could be as simple as: a couple of kids in school ask you to ditch school, and go party. Inside you don’t really want to do this, but you do because you don’t want them to dislike you but if you felt good about yourself it would be easy to say, “no thanks, but have fun”. When we are confident, we come from a different place inside our self, we carry our self differently. People have respect for us and don’t question the decisions we make for our self.

I love it when I see these shifts in girls, and they love it too. When young women start filling that hole with satisfaction and confidence in themselves, their whole life changes. They are no longer making decisions for the wrong reasons; the decisions they make are decisions that are good for them. I get to watch their appearance actually change too. They stand straighter, they walk with a sense of sureness, and they speak with confidence, because they are. There is nothing more inspiring to me than a girl learning how to stand in her power or a girl standing strong in her power. I feel so lucky in my life to be able to witness these miraculous

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Stella Paul's picture

Keep it up!

You sure are reaching out to girls who really need support because those foundation years are when most girls feel vulnerable. I did feel that way!

So keep up the good work and all the best!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

Shanen's picture

Thanks!

Hello Stella sorry for not replying you in advance I have been abit busy but, yeah you are right girls, women we are all important people in the society.I am glad and happy that you feel the same too. Do have a good day. And hope to read more from you.

Shanen.

Potter's picture

Building Confidence

Your article is inspiring! I'm sure that as you work with immigrant teens to build their confidence to make good decisions that you are also building your own confidence. By sharing your story via World Pulse you are reaching out to a world wide network of women who can benefit from your experience. As your teens develop their own self-confidence, they are building confidence among their peers around the world. Wow! I hope you share your World Pulse stories with them. They have every reason to feel both proud and empowered! Perhaps they would like to post their own stories!

Shanen's picture

Hi Potter,Every moment I

Hi Potter,
Every moment I spend with these girls I feel inspired too, because I learn from them too. Actually it would be nice if they would post their own stories on Pulse Wire but due to the rules and regulations and honoring their parents requests we cannot introduce them to World Pulse net even to the internet yet without their parents’ permission, maybe until they are like 18 and over. We have girls from different backgrounds and religion so we also keep in mind about that. Some parents don’t even want their girls to be taken pictures and we respect that. So when they are ready some day they will definitely join World Pulse I hope. Thank you for the idea.

Have a good day/evening.

aimeeknight's picture

Hello Shanen, Thank you for

Hello Shanen,

Thank you for sharing your inspiring story. I think it's wonderful that you are helping girls find their confidence and strength. I'm glad you found World Pulse and see it's potential in supporting your efforts. I can't wait to read the stories you will have to share!

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