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Introducing myself and my journal: A voice somewhere

About Me:
Sitting to write this column I suddenly wonder how little I have to say about myself. When I was growing up, women in our community were never encouraged to talk much, let alone talk about themselves. We had to listen---listen to elders when we were children, listen to our brothers and husbands when we grew up and listen to our sons when we grew old. Needless to say this listening meant complying with their wishes, even at the cost of one's happiness.
Bred in this tradition I hardly found anything to talk about myself. Thankfully my educational achievements did some "talking" for me and that is when people started to take me seriously.
After serving for a few years in the publishing and media industry I now work as an independent professional doing occasional editorial assignments that come my way.
But at heart I am still that loner who is yet to find someone who will respect me and take me for who I am.

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missjenn's picture

Wecome to the community!

Hi Sonali,

A warm welcome to our global community. I love the way you write and enjoyed reading your profile. I also have a hard time writing about myself.

It sounds like you have a lot of experience in the media industry. What kind of projects/assignments are you currently working on?

If you have not already, there are plenty of women here from India in particular that you might be interested in connecting with, and they're listed here: http://worldpulse.com/user/directory?country=169

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, Sonali, and I look forward to connecting with you in the future.

Kind regards,

Jennifer
World Pulse Online Community Management Volunteer

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