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Introducing myself and my journal: Changing The World Through Words

About Me:
I am an author of three nonfiction books, multimedia journalist, assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern University and a seminar instructor and mentor/editor for The OpEd Project. I have been writing for newspapers, magazines and digital outlets for more than 30 years. I am a single parent of three sons, ages 23, 21 and 18, raising them alone since they were 6,4 and 1. I do public speaking around the U.S. on issues of women and the media as well as violence against women. My first book was a memoir about my experience married to a man who was violent. My second book, "Writing To Save Your Life," is the basis of writing workshops I have been giving around the US for 12 years. My third book was about the changes in journalism in this century. I recently finished another book about having cancer, raising my sons alone and the sport they all have done in high school-- wrestling. You can see my work at Oh, yes, for the past year, I have been roller skating in amateur roller derby. It is so much fun!

My Passions:
gender equality, writing, cooking, reading

My Challenges:
Working, raising three sons and fulfilling my professional goals

My Vision for the Future:
Global gender equity

My Areas of Expertise:
writing, media, advocacy regarding domestic violence


Nusrat Ara's picture

Dear Michelle , Welcome to

Dear Michelle ,

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

In friendship,


nnenna hannah metu's picture


Welcome to worldpulse a community where your voice can be heard no matter how small it is.
keep up your cause.


micheleweldon's picture

Great, thanks!

Thank you for the warm welcomes, Nusrat and Nnnenna. I so look look forward to "talking" with you.

Michele Weldon
Author, Journalist, Northwestern University Medill School Assistant Professor,
Workshop Instructor, Keynoter, Multimedia Expert

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!


Thank you, Fatima, it is so enriching to be a part of this energetic and powerful community of women.

Michele Weldon
Author, Journalist, Northwestern University Medill School Assistant Professor,
Workshop Instructor, Keynoter, Multimedia Expert

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