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Be free, my sisters!

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During the latest World Pulse LIVE tour, I had the immense privilege to spend time with some of the amazing women in our community: Hummingbird, Stella, and Neema. There was something so special and liberating of the simple words Neema would use: "Be free, my sister!" Although most of the times, she meant it in the context of not needing anything specific at that moment, I felt her words meant so much more and their power was so liberating.

The freedom within us, the freedom we let ourselves have and experience ...

Thank you, Neema, for your profound words and for sharing part of your journey with me.

On this wonderful, unusually blue-skies sunny November Portland day, which is special for me as my birthday, I want to thank all my World Pulse sisters for all you do to make this world a better place for all of us, for our world, for your immediate families and communities, daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, spouses and loved ones. You inspire me every day!

Be free, my sisters!

With love,
Ellie

P.s. A special gratitude to my amazing and wonderful World Pulse team members - you rock!

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Sharontina's picture

Wonderful!

That's a wonderful sharing.Yeah those words have some power working.

Thanks for sharing the joy and for the wishes.

Much love.

Merlin Sharontina

Ellie's picture

Powerful!

Thank you so much for your kind comment and for reading, Sharontina!

Warmly,
Ellie

BALAGIZI MUHEBULE EMMANUEL's picture

hi

nous sommes tres content de votre message e et votre vision

balagizi

mrbeckbeck's picture

Twinkles

Twinkles to you Ellie! This post gave me a nice little shiver of energy down my spine... so nice to have this morning!

I hope you're enjoying your b-day week and that this weather hangs on until my birthday next month! :)

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Ellie's picture

It's all ahead of us!

Thank you, Scott! Let's stay reminded and Free through this what is promising to be a powerful year ahead!

Warmly,
Ellie

Jensine's picture

Free FREE!

I love this post Ellie! I too always smiled and felt a little breeze of liberation every time our dear sister Neem uttered these words. Enjoy your feedom this week and weekend!! You deserve every ounce of birthday jubilation!!
Love

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Ellie's picture

Freedom!

Indeed! May those words carry us into a powerful new year ahead!

Thank you for reading and your comment, Jensine!

Warmly,
Ellie

Cali gal Michelle's picture

Happy Day!

Ellie- Thanks for sharing this. I have had the privilege of speaking with Neema often while she is still stateside. I come away with a smile (well, and tears, too since I miss her so much) each time we speak. Thanks for the reminder.

Peace and Hope-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

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@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

Ellie's picture

Thank you for the kind

Thank you for the kind comment, Michelle! Hope you have ushered in a wonderful new year ahead!

Warmly,
Ellie

Vega Tom's picture

Sharing your happy birthday

What a lovely post Ellie. Also, so precious you can come on your special day and share.
Peace and joy and freedom!
Vega

Ellie's picture

Thank you!

Felt very inspired to do it! Thank you for reading, Vega!
Ellie

Paulina Lawsin's picture

This words have to be shared

This words have to be shared over and over again to remind us to free ourselves from notions of inadequacy, powerlessness and the negative self talk that limits us. Glad that you pointed it out, Ellie.

Ellie's picture

Indeed!

Thank you so much for your comment, Paulina. Here, here, let's embrace it and share it widely.

Warmly,
Ellie

BALAGIZI MUHEBULE EMMANUEL's picture

hi

just to ready your message is good and to encouraged you vision

balagizi

Therese kasindi's picture

Reply to comment

Hello, my sister! Your words are very touching.
Peace and Freedom!
dansciel@yahoo.fr

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Ellie's picture

Gratitude

Thank you, dear Therese! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my post.

In freedom,
Ellie

BALAGIZI MUHEBULE EMMANUEL's picture

hi

merci pour la paix ,shalom ,
emmanuel drcongo
bukavu

balagizi

BALAGIZI MUHEBULE EMMANUEL's picture

thank you for your journaly

I present you the vision of my organization

Objectives emphasize the idea according to which both women and men have the right to be protected against all forms of violence. to local leaders aware of different forms of violence against women. give skills for leaders to stop violence against women in their households and communities.
Osodi as a basic information
Define gender-based violence that results or may result in physical destruction, sexual, psychological, threats, coercion, lack of freedom.
Osod patients have focused to eliminate violence against women in order to promote healthier families and stronger communities,
(Strong families a strong, strong church, strong nation
(A small family, a small country and a small community)
Violence because the impact on the economy, when women are abuses in their families, countries, they are sick is it affects their ability to work.
The same thing about children, the negative impact on the lives of children see violence done in their household, the children remain orphans, abandoned, Izege, Walungu Kaniola nindja, Kabare with the enemies of peace, many women have become sick, abandoned by their husbands following they have experienced sexual violence or their households (other domestic partner violence, honor killings,
Women subjected to violence are at a high risk of contracting HIV-AIDS and many are depressed and traumatized by this experience, the fear of being raped by the enemy prevents women in rural areas to develop the strength of marriage the child 44% of women aged 20-24 were married at the age of 15 years, a lot of girl to marry men who double their age, a tough time they are abandoned by their husbands because of their inability . Widows are also bitter abandoned the death of their husbands
Removal: a special way, in post-conflict situations, removal is a continuing threat. Abducted women are often sexually abused, necessarily married or killed. It affects women and girls, but the well-being of children, families and the safety of entire communities.
Suggested Osodi Present statistics and local information about violence against women, intervene with specific examples of how violence against women. Discuss how men and women are treated differently and ask every man has to think about Could it be, to be a woman in her family and community.
for Osodi
Ms. akonkwa cheshe
Coordinator

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