The Application has finally launched!
Warmest Welcome to our 2013 Voices of Our Future Applicants!
We are beyond excited to begin this journey with you. We have anxiously anticipated this day for the past two months. It has finally arrived and we are thrilled to learn more about each of you through your writing assignments.
Access the learning materials and the assignments in the online classroom here: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/2013-voices-of-our-future-appli...
Zoe Piliafas, Voices of Our Future Program Manager:
My journey exploring the role of gender began as a young girl. I realized early on that the society in which I lived was not set up to provide equal opportunities for all her citizens. I remember reading textbooks and learning very little about the role of women. I wondered why our triumphs, tribulations and contributions were not given equal voice. As I entered college, I began to explore the lack of rights and opportunities for my sisters all over the world. I felt a calling in my soul to change this. At World Pulse, I am afforded the unique opportunity to support and lift the voices of my global sisters. Whether you are in the next city or an ocean away, I commit to each of you today, to show up and support the raising of our voices! Together we will begin the rewrite of history. A history that will also be HERstory!
Delphine Criscenzo, Voices of Our Future Associate:
I found my place on the radio. I found my voice. I had never considered being a journalist before I started being involved with community radio. I had never thought I would ever have an audience and that my concerns would ever be heard. Now, I am a citizen journalist aspiring to be a professional one. I am passionate about sharing with women the possibilities that come together when you feel that your voice is heard. I have made my life mission not to tell women’s stories, but to teach, train and mentor women to tell their own stories. You can’t imagine how grateful I am to work for World Pulse and to be part of the Voices of Our Future team because I get to work towards changing the way people think about journalism every day. And I am honored to be able to help guide you as you find your place, as you find your voice.
Together we are the Voices of Our Future team. We are here to listen and support each of you through this process.
With Deep Respect,
Zoe and Delphine