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Introducing myself and my journal: The Woman Within

About Me:
I am a 37 year old single mother of two children and a practicing Journalist. I am very focused and outgoing. I like to use my knowledge and privileges in life to impact and change lives. I think this is my calling. I hope to discover through this forum, things i can do to better actualize this goal. I expect to learn a lot and to share what i know with others. Thank you.

My Passions:
Reading, writing and travelling

My Challenges:
Balancing work, school and family

My Vision for the Future:
A world where women and children are embraced, loved and empowered and encouraged to be the best that they can be.

My Areas of Expertise:
Media and communication, writing, editing, peace and conflict resolution skills


Pushpa Achanta's picture

Namaste sister

Dear wanja,

Delighted to welcome you here. Look forward to hearing more from and about you and your kids.

Btw, Namaste is one of the traditional ways of greeting people in India.


usha kc's picture

Dear friend It’s my pleasure

Dear friend
It’s my pleasure to welcome you. You are now a voice among thousands of voices. I am sure you have a powerful voice to make the world changed.
Warm Welcome in this amazing platform, expectantly waiting your active participation.
Follow the link for getting started guide.
Warm Hug !
From Nepal

wanja's picture

New face of violence


Thank you for letting me into your community. I am looking forward to a very interactive relationship, where we all help one another to learn and grow.

All the best



SSD's picture

Hey !

Dear dada Wanja,


First, let me kindly thank you for visiting my page - through which I have now discovered yours !

I am also from Africa and currently living in Toronto, Canada.

Hoping you shall pick up the colour pencils and shade away (as per your comment on mine!).

A journalist, indeed ! Keep inspiring the rest of us, dear Wanja !

Cheers, Shaheen


wanja's picture

Hi Shaheen! your blog is

Hi Shaheen!
your blog is really exceptional. I am inspired to create one. have been procrastinating on this for the longest time. I will let you know when it goes up so you can visit and comment.



Something terrible is happening in my country. Women and are being butchered everyday by their spouses and this makes me very sad and angry.
As I write this more than a dozen women have died in less than two months! in a bizarre form of domestic violence where an angry man comes home mostly drunk and without provocation pounces on his unsuspecting wife and hacks her to pieces using a machete.
In the worst case yet, A man early this month killed his wife and all five of his children before committing suicide. Just last week another man killed his wife and then threw himself off a multi story building in Nairobi and just yesterday, a woman and her eight children escaped death narrowly when her drunk husband razed the family home to the ground. When arrested, the inebriated man said his intention was to kill the woman and all her children because they had brought him nothing but trouble!
Analysts are blaming these heinous killings on a variety of reasons like stress, job losses, the upsetting of the status quo at home; where the man who used to be head of family finds himself overtaken by the woman. They say the men are frustrated trying to re-assert themselves and in a desperate attempt to reclaim their place, kill and maim their wives and children!
I call it a murder most foul. A callous display of cowardice and ruthless aggression but a crime nonetheless! These killers must be stopped at whatever cost!.


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