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What children do you want to leave to the world?

No woman should fear that she is alone. Even if you are in a dark place fighting against violence, hunger, poverty, addiction and illness, at least, you should know you are not alone. Pulse Wire provides this wonderful network that connects women around the globe and make us feel that we are part of something bigger than our everyday struggles. Reading about other women experiences and efforts to make this world a better place makes me feel whole again and encourages me to join them in this fight. I don’t face poverty, I am not a victm of violence. But I witness this in my homecountry and I know I can help. How? By sharing our stories and experiences, by providing information and helping to connect people.

I particularly have a strong bond with mothers. I am a mother myself and I carry along the job of raising a human being. I do not question myself only about the world I will leave to my children, but the children I will leave to the world. It does not matter who you are or where you are, we have a job to do: raising citizens. In this journey we would fell like we are alone and incapable, but we are not. My goal as mother and journalist is to provide reliable information about motherhood, education, women health, children rights, women rights and culture to, little by little, start encouraging other women and, specially, to make them feel important and confident about this huge responsibility that is raising another person.

My goal is to spread the word as far as I can to and inspire other women to do the same: share their stories to become part of this big worldwide community that wants to empower women. I don’t want to be just a mother or just to be a woman. I want to be a citizen and, like many women out there, help to end violence, poverty, abuse and the feeling that there is no hope for for me, for you. Together we are strong, we become one.

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Susan Studebaker's picture

Week 4 assignment

I certainly like your vision and your goal-- and believe that, in time, you could reach these goals! Keep up the good work!

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sueli sueishi's picture

Thanks

Thanks Susan! I am trying hard to reach the goals and in this journey I have met wonderful women that want to share their visions, experiences and knowledge! I feel lucky! Sue

Tait's picture

Sueli, I really enjoyed your

Sueli,

I really enjoyed your post. I really would like to know how you feel about a specific situation that you witnessed. For example, how do you feel when you see poverty or when you see or hear about violence in your country?

Tait

sueli sueishi's picture

Tait, thanks for reaching!

Tait, although I don´t live in Brazil, I go there at least once a year and read about my contry on daily basis. Most of the time I feel hopeless when I read that another residential building was burglarized, or that a father was shot in front of his children, or that a family was burned alive... This happens everyday and there is nothing I can do immediately. We rely on a Justice system that recently let a doctor specialized in fertilization, acused of raping serveral women, flew to another country; we rely on corrupted policemen...and on top of everthing, we pay lots of taxes. For everything you can possible imagine. And then you walk on the streets of Jardins, in São Paulo, full of people buying Chanel and Gucci and in each corner, you can see starvation, poverty. Rich and Poor in the same place. It is better and easy not to see the poor... because of that, because of our blindness... we, now, live in a civil war. Violence is everywhere. But my goal is to help to fight against violence against women. In my house I witness this kind of violence. Not physical, but verbal abuse. We, women, are not men slaves. We have the right to talk, to deny, to like or dislike. I don´t want to be treat that I am no one, I don´t want my children to see that their father treats their mother as a no one. We have rights and my goal is to make sure, that, at least, women are aware of that. Thanks a lot for you comment Tait.

harinees's picture

thanks

Hi sueli sueishi

Your vision is clear - and very necessary. Unfortunately, violence and abuse seems to happen even to educated, working professions - I mean domestic violence and abuse of course. In many cities of the world, that, as you rightly mention also extends to streets and alleys. In doing this, you raise some pertinent views on carrying this forward to our future generations. Have you already written pieces on this? Can you post links? Would love to read more.

sueli sueishi's picture

I am working on that...

Hariness

I am working on a piece but, I have to confess, it is hard. When it comes to your own life, and the lives of people you love, it is so personal, so challenging....But I will write and overcome one more obstacle in my life by sharing my own history and point of views! Thanks for the encouraging words. Sue

sueli sueishi's picture

I am working on that...

Hariness

I am working on a piece but, I have to confess, it is hard. When it comes to your own life, and the lives of people you love, it is so personal, so challenging....But I will write and overcome one more obstacle in my life by sharing my own history and point of views! Thanks for the encouraging words. Sue

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