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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
As I sit here, ready to fill out the "About Me" section of my profile, I suddenly find myself struggling to come up with words to define myself... There are so many experiences that contribute to who I am, who I have become, and how I have changed and developed throughout my life. I have two nationalities: American and Italian. This is a core part of my identity in large part because I've lived in both countries for substantial amounts of time and really feel at home in both places. Currently, I am student at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon studying Sociology.

I feel very lucky because I was raised in an environment where my gender was not seen as a mark of inferiority, but rather as something to be proud of. However, as I grew up and learned more about the world, I realized that not all people are as fortunate as I was. There are so many women across the globe that face incredible challenges and are forced to live through unfair, unequal, and even sometimes horrific circumstances simply because of the fact that they are women. My mother was an active feminist in the 1960s and '70s and she has passed on her passion for gender equality to me. I want to make a difference. I want to help fight against the injustices that women face every day. I hope that someday I can look back and feel that my efforts have helped at least some women see their gender as a source of pride rather than a mark of inferiority, as a path to opportunity rather than a path to imprisonment.

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Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Peace!
Fatima

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.
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide
Warm Hug !
From Nepal

Cali gal Michelle's picture

Welcome

So glad that you have joined this thriving community at WP! Thank you for this first journal entry, as it gives us a peek into your life and who you are. It also gives others a chance to connect and respond, starting good conversation. I, too, had struggled to define myself and get at my own core. If in the future you truly wish to explore this, I would love to share my experience, the process, and my conclusions with you. Feel free to message me with any questions you may have as well.

Please explore the WP site to see all the exciting things going on and ways to take action. Also, you may want to click on the Voices Rising link under the PulseWire tab, read journal entries, comment, and add people to your community. I found this the best and quickest way to become involved here.

We are glad you found us, and look forward to interacting with you!

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
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Nusrat Ara's picture

Dear friend, Welcome to

Dear friend,

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

In friendship,

Nusrat

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