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Celebrating World Pulse

Here I am, two weeks away from my journey to USA with World Pulse. Many feelings are taking over me. Sometimes joy dominates, other times anticipation and concern. How could I not be overwhelmed all the time? One thing I am sure of, I went through many transformations during my journey with WP, and to me it feels like the time to get out from the cocoon and fly has come.

I am looking forward to everything in the tour. I am eager to meet the lovely members of World Pulse team that I communicated with for months and had their attention and care. I am eager to meet my amazing mentor Sarah, and eager to meet World Pulse’s partners. Every detail in the tour is waited for, every individual I will meet, every action I will take and every thought I will exchange. When I got the itinerary and learnt about the activities we will do and places we will visit, I was surprised. A few months ago I was reading about Clinton Global Initiative and I told myself that it really seems a great place and would like to go there someday. It was a surprise for me to know that I will visit this place sooner than expected during World Pulse tour. I am excited that I will meet my friends Stella and Neema, can’t wait to listen to what they want to say and learn from them. Together, we will go through this journey.

As it was my life in the previous months during my participation in the Voices of Our Future program, I hope that this tour would also be enlightening to me. I hope that I will be up to the responsibility and the gift of being part of a wonderful experience. I hope that I will be strong to talk for my people and country and that I would make them proud, I hope that I make Syrian and Kurdish women proud, and make my mother proud. I hope that my voice which I finally found would be heard and would touch others. I hope that the courage I gained through this journey would give me the energy to empower other women, would be a motive and a clue for those who need my voice.

It was a great path during the last year with World Pulse starting from choosing me to be one of the women in VOF program till I was chosen for the World Pulse tour. All the way I worked hard and wanted to be chosen, but at the same time I accepted and understood the reality that I might not. With each step in the way, words and thoughts poured fluently, it felt so right to release them to the world. Success at the end of the program was a revolution in my life. What were the chances for me to be chosen for a once in a lifetime experience? What were the odds for an average Syrian woman who suffered from a lot of disappointments in her life, who sometimes still carries around the insecure little girl inside her?
I did, success was glorious and came when most needed in a sad and a desperate time for my country. Success meant to stick to what I believe in, to stick to my values, to search for chances and take decisions, to seek change. Success is to do everything in my power and hope for the best, it means to conquer fears. Success means finding the way of my heart.


Dear Hummingbird,

It was most up building and motivating to read your account which makes me feel that in our aspirations, there is hope. You will make a great representative of your country, in fact for each woman you choose to represent. Wish you the best!

Urmila Chanam

It takes just one to change many

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Dearest Hummingbird,

Reading your message today has filled me with such inspiration and anticipation for finally meeting this woman from Syria—this woman whose stories have tugged at my heart and brought me so much closer to the distant land of Syria where civil war rages—this woman whose voice that I heard for the first time when listening to your Skype interview, sent chills down my spine, springing hope and passion for this region of the world that needs such leadership, wisdom, and gentle fierceness to find peace and justice—this woman is you, and I am so blessed to be meeting you in just a few short weeks in New York. I know you will move and inspire men and women across the nation with your story and with your message. It will be a powerful journey!

See you soon sister :)


Vega Tom's picture

Excited to have you here!

Hummingbird - Thank you so much for sharing your excitement and trepidation. We indeed are very excited to meet you in person and have you here and to your sharing your amazing voice with our audiences and partners.

Can't wait to welcome you to Portland with huge hugs!


Dear Hummingbird,
You already are an inspiration. I love your last line: "Success means finding the way of my heart."

I will sit in the audience in New York and know you are there with an open heart standing in your truth. And I will applaud. No matter what you say on the stage I know you have already found true success.

Many, many blessings on the journey!

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Hi sis, Thank you so much

Hi sis,
Thank you so much for sharing your feelings.
All of you Nima, Stella and you are going to make all of us proud .
Eagerly waiting to hear you on live speaking tour.


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Hard to Believe

It's hard for us to believe to that we'll be meeting you in just a couple of weeks. WorldPulse Live is always a crazy time of many people, many events, with lots of hugs and tears. Here at the office it is such a rejuvenating time to meet the wonderful women, such as yourself, who inspire us all.

See you soon in Portland!


Maura Conlon's picture

Your Voice Will Have Ripple Effects


Welcome to Portland. The global community of women are here for you and eager to hear your story.
And men are too. (And the birds and the flowers, too, I imagine!)

Even though we come from different parts of the world, we all want to learn how to live in peace
and support each other. Your message and your story will give us inspiration.

Thank you!

Maura Conlon-McIvor, Ph.D
author, founder and social change psychologist
celebrate life/tell your story/live your heart's legacy

Y's picture

I hope you continue to be

I hope you continue to be well. May you never get rid of the little children inside of yourself; this is the well from which your compassion comes.
Blessings to you.



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