A kid in a candy store!
"I feel like a kid in a candy store"
Reading the materials from week 3, I could not help but feel and act like a kid in a candy store! Thriving prospects of communication, involvement, empowerment and knowledge acquirement are giving me a sugar rush!
I had a while ago given up on the possibility of connecting proactively with women locally (excluding rare opportunities of study and work) for a number of reasons part drawn by my extremely busy work schedule and partly by my inward shy personality. Other reasons might be connected to the economical and cultural lifestyle we Sudanese women are forced to follow. The lack of constructive education, enforcing weak labor opportunities among other factors have created a huge gap between Sudanese women in terms of acknowledgment and communication.
The main scene is now left to the upper class educated women who have had their fair lucky share of external empowering education and accordingly access to resources; economical and all that entails, those women I must say have failed for one reason or the other to utilize all their god and good given opportunities to branch across to their fellow Sudanese women be them members of the same upper bunch or others less fortunate than themselves.
This is mostly evident in what the Sudanese feminist movement could be defined as today; pockets of women friends here and there inclusively sharing their closed prizes, no attempts to extend knowledge or reach out to the younger generations.
I myself am to blame as much, my contributions and attempts are weakly discouraging, although my thoughts are fired up. Over the years I read pieces of literature and thought produced by Sudanese feminists, who lived only blocks away, their texts have had a inspiring affects on me, however direct communication with them was not possible for reasons though cultural and cast-ly followed, they remain incomprehensible.
As im writing this text I am determined to end this segregation, Ive been angry for years for being excluded, I’m reaching out to them. Over the next period I will contemplate ways and shared acquaintances to draw them to this community- them and- other women from different backgrounds to spark discussions that we have put off for years.
With the 16 days coming up soon, this will be a great opportunity to form relevant women discussions online followed by local events where we can all meet and strengthen our bond, I will however need a lot of guidance from super-women who have broke ground before me and undergone the same experience.
Will revert back with proposal and plan of action on the action alert page soon … pls help