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Introducing myself and my journal: Ennufff

About Me:
Ennufff (our patois version of the English word “enough”) was birthed from our personal experiences with sexual violence in Jamaica. While Karen and I have had very different experiences – mine a one-time event, hers repeated – the traumatic upheavals we’ve faced afterward have born striking resemblances. Through these traumatic events, we started the process and journey to healing. Ennufff is part of this on-going journey. Raising awareness about sexual violence, and the impact on its victims/survivors, in Jamaica, throughout the Caribbean and the Diaspora, has become our mandate. Ennufff is a social media platform that gives a voice to this mandate. As an Internet radio show (on BlogTalkRadio), Karen and I started Ennufff just over a year ago. To date, we’ve had over 14,000 listeners. We also have readers, followers and friends, who frequently visit our Ennufff blogs, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

We want the world to know that we’ve had ennufff (enough) of the shame and secrecy associated with sexual abuse and violence. We’ve had ennufff of the “victim” blaming and lies. We’ve had ennufff of sheltering perpetrators while desecrating survivors. To ensure change, Karen and I will continue to talk and write about the issues that face victims and survivors of sexual abuse and violence (particularly in the Caribbean). The truth is, it isn’t the survivors fault. It is never the survivors’ fault. Here’s where we re-write the story.

My Passions:
Ending gender-based violence; healing through art (writing, drama, music...)

My Challenges:
Society's perceptions of sexual abuse and violence

My Vision for the Future:
Changing society's perception (even to some degree)

My Areas of Expertise:
Writing; Radio; Social Media; Raising Awareness about Gender-Based Violence

Comments

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Wecome to the community!

Hi Damali,

Welcome and thanks for joining us and sharing your story.

How did you hear about World Pulse? I like the name of your blog.

Based on your expertise and interest I think you might be interested in connecting with a group called Ending Gender Based Violence, available here: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/22295

If you have not already, there are plenty of women here from Jamaica in particular that you might be interested in connecting with, and they're listed here: http://worldpulse.com/user/directory?country=149

If you would like some additional tips on making the most of what our site has to offer I encourage you to look through our Getting Started Guide, available here: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

Also, I would like to encourage you to watch a newly released short video which features bold and amazing World Pulse women speak out. I hope you like it - available here: https://worldpulse.com/about/blog/announcing-the-release-of-a-new-world-...

Thanks again for joining with us.

Kind regards,

Jennifer
World Pulse Online Community Management Volunteer

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