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Introducing myself and my journal: My Life

About Me:
I was born in Swaziland and spent my life there. I grew up in a messed up family. I grew up very poor in the sense that I never felt the love of a mother ( even though she was around), my father was a drug dealer and my mother was a drug addict. Having a bicultural background and biracial, I was rejected from both sides of my parents families. I had to learn from a young age to depend on my self, do everything my self and work hard to not end up where my parents were. Both of my parents past away and had to move from foster home to the next. So, I have experienced rejection, hatred, lonliness, and every negative thing that a child should ever have to endure. But, I prevailed and overcame those hard obstacles that life threw my way. I never wallowed in the mess that my parents cast in my life instead, I looked forward and tried to be better than what I could ever be. I am an orphan still, but I have finished high school and i was given an opportunity to come study in the United States.

My Passions:
I love art, music and travelling and creating ideas to make a better future

My Challenges:
There are too many laws that prevent me from achieving my goals and not enough resources

My Vision for the Future:
Bringing sex slaves to an end and giving orphans of the world hope

My Areas of Expertise:
communications, arts, vision seeking, and leadership skills


lemayz's picture

Welcome, Louise,

Welcome, Louise, congratulations on all of that you have done in spite of your hardships. I hope you find this to be a positive community, and perhaps it can even help you overcome your challenges!

JaniceW's picture

I am so happy you have joined us

Louise, I can see already you are a woman of strength, courage and beauty.

Your voice is vital to raising awareness of what is happening in Swaziland. I encourage to apply for the World Pulse VOF Program. It will enhance your skills as a voice for the marginalized and disadvantaged but more importantly, will connect you with other women and girls around the world demanding a more just world.

I have seen first-hand how much each person's writing skills develop, their confidence grows, how they garner support for their personal projects, and how many went on to have their articles picked up by international media such as the BBC, CNN, and the New York Times.

I hope you will consider applying. The world needs to hear your voice.

In peace and with best wishes,

Thank you Janice, I am so excited to see so many women who are driven with the same passions as me and to know that I am not alone in my struggles. It is so vital that women take a stance in society and change this world, without women, I do not think the world would be as we know it. But we need to go out there and make women believe that their opnions are valued just as much as anyone else. That is why I grew to like this website because it strengthens women, give them a sense of belonging and hope. I will take a look at the application and will apply most definately. Thank you so much for actually wanting to make a difference.

Louise, I must say that I am very proud of you!

you exhibit resilience, courage, focus, determination and strong will. these are very important given the experience you went through, and found your way amid lack of much needed support from people around you then. Iam happy that you did not let history determine who you should be. With the opportunity you now have, make use of it and achieve your dreams. you have all it takes. you can make it. on world pulse you find many support networks that have been mentors, and people who encourage and motivate positives in a potential person like you. you belong here and this is the right place to be.

EK Chemorion

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!


louise.toohey's picture

Thank you Fatima, It appears

Thank you Fatima, It appears this site is one of the most inviting and friendly for women to voice out their stories and opinions without any condemnation.

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