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Introducing myself and my journal: Journey towards global unity

About Me:
Hi from New Zealand.

I'm an active member of the Hastings Baha'i Community, and as such I have a vision for Global Unity. I'm a gifted writer who loves painting pictures in peoples minds with words.

I'm a 45year old solo parent with a 17 year old son. I volunteer at the Heretaunga Women's Centre in Hastings New Zealand.

I also have a part-time job as co-editor for Sharing The Caring Trust.
I'm also in the process of launching my own computer graphics and design business, called Wings Of Joy Resources, where I create almost anything from C.V's to Websites.

My Passions:
True unity accepts diversity

My Challenges:
Allowing myself to just be

My Vision for the Future:
Global unity

My Areas of Expertise:
Computer graphics and design


Sharontina's picture


Dear Friend,

Glad to know about you.Welcome to this wonderful community of World Pulse. Its great to have you here and yes, we are waiting to hear your voice, your opinions and suggestions.

Keep sharing Sis.


Merlin Sharontina

jacollura's picture

Hello and welcome!

Welcome to World Pulse! You are now a member of a vibrant, supportive community. I look forward to hearing more from you.
In peace,

JaniceW's picture

Kia Ora

Hooray, another Kiwi! I am so happy you have joined us.

Here, you will find women who have dared to speak out and are making connections crossing oceans, continents, and cultural barriers to change the way we live. Stories are being told, movements are being started and laws are being reformed as lives are transformed. You are now a member of this vibrant community and I look forward to reading more about your passions, ideas, concerns and dreams.

I would love for the community to hear from you about life as a member of the Baha'i community in a country of many nationalities and ethnicities. I encourage to apply for the World Pulse VOF Program. It will connect you with other women around the world speaking out about the issues and concerns in their regions of the world. It becomes an amazing support network of sisters, mentors and friends.

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

Kia pai tō rā. With best wishes,

Annz11's picture

WOW many thanks everyone

It's lovely to be greeted so warmly. I already feel like a member of this International family and I'm honoured to be here.


I want very much to apply for the World Pulse VOF Program, but I'm new here, so I don't know my way around yet or how to actually make the application. Can you please be my tour guide and show me step by step what I need to do.

True Unity Accepts Diversity

Annz11's picture


Erm...... I've just followed your link Janice and discovered that I have already applied. I'd still love a tour guide though.

True Unity Accepts Diversity

JaniceW's picture

Happy to give you a tour!

It can be a little overwhelming at first. I encourage you to first go to the Voices Rising page where it chronologically lists the posts by women around the world sharing their ideas, dreams, hopes and visions. At the moment, we have many new members joining like you, which is so exciting. You can distinguish a new member as the title of their post begins with "Introducing myself and my journal".

To view someone else’s personal journal, click on their username, which will take you to their profile page. Their recent journal posts will be displayed underneath the "Journal" tab. Click on the title to read more.

I encourage you to reach out to other members, or start a dialogue by commenting on another journal entry. Don't be shy! You can also ask a member who has commented on your journal entry or whose post has sparked your interest to be a part of your community.

To do so, find a member whom you wish to add to your "Friends" listing and click on their username. You will be taken to their profile page. Under their photo, click on the "Add to my community" button.

You can then write a personal message inviting them to be your friend. Your message will appear at the top of their pending friends list. They will receive an email, at which point they’ll either "accept" or "deny" the new connection. To check the status of your friend invitations, click on "My Friends" under "My Pulse" on the right side of the screen. Click on the "Edit List" tab where you can view the friend requests you have received, the friend requests you have sent and a listing of your current friends. Click on a friend’s photo for quick access to their profile and journal.

That should give you a quick introduction to the community. If you have any particular interests, let me know and I will try to connect you with members who have similar interests.

Again, welcome. I know that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking.

Annz11's picture


Many thanks for the guided tour Janice. Here's some more information about me and what holds my interest:


I'm Ann Gieskens and I'm passionate about Global Unity that accepts diversity, Women's issues (equality with men), education being available to everyone, freedom of religion and self expression, and eliminating extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe there are spiritual answers to the world's problems, science should go hand in hand with religion, and that religion should bring unity NOT division as it does now.

I'm an active member of the Hastings Baha'i Community and I enjoy being involved and to serve when and where I can. My son is 17 and I'm a solo parent.

I'm a talented writer who loves painting pictures in people's minds with words. I am also in the process of launching my own Creative Computer Graphics and Design Business, called Wings Of Joy Resources.

Are you a nurturer by nature? Solutions-oriented? Do you love to be in service to others? Does the thought of using web 2.0 to form meaningful relationships with women from Cambodia to Peru make your heart soar?


I am available to serve 24/7 as I spend time working online everyday and I can be reached at any time, day or night.


True Unity Accepts Diversity

JaniceW's picture

In the right place

Nice to get to know you. Here you will find women of all backgrounds, faiths and experiences. To view the posts of some of our more vocal contributors and read what they are speaking up for, go to the Members page and click on the loudspeaker icon on the right.

Annz11's picture

I'm exited about being here.

And want very much to become more involved in serving the cause.

True Unity Accepts Diversity

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!


Annz11's picture

Many thanks Fatima

I'm already loving it here and am happy to contribute in support of others, and for me to grow in the process of things.

True Unity Accepts Diversity

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