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Introducing myself and my journal: Continents Apart, But Very Connected

About Me:
I'm an author, mental health commissioner of my county, retired educator and counselor, as well as child sexual abuse prevention mentor. I'm a member of an organization that supports women, and chairperson of the Legal Advocacy Fund which supports women fighting discrimination in the workplace, home and military. I've been a World Pulse listener in the past and look forward to hearing the stories of the courageous, innovative and accomplished women from all corners of the globe. I hail you and your determination and energy to make life better for your communities and yourselves, as well as for those in faraway places.

My Passions:
liberal causes, gay marriages, end to discrimination and persecution.

My Challenges:
Time to achieve all I hope to do.

My Vision for the Future:
Reversal of government corruption, greed and power quests that effect us all to one degree or another.

My Areas of Expertise:
Listening, helping people turn the murky waters of immobility into positive change.


Mukut's picture



World Pulse is such a great network of women and men worldwide. It gives me a chance to connect and share with amazing women like you and many more, who are doing extensive uplifting work for women everywhere.

Thank you for being who you are.

Much love,

Mukut Ray

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hi, mukut -
thank you for your welcome. yes, connecting to women like you is something i deeply enjoy and look forward to daily.
may our hopes, efforts and intentions be fruitful. perhaps we will all see the day that women will globally rejoice for the improvements in their lives, families, communities and countries.
best, martina

delphine criscenzo's picture


Hello Martina,
welcome to World Pulse online community!
We are excited to have you with us. Thank you for being a listener again this year, we highly appreciate your help.
But here you will find many women who are dedicated to ending discrimination and persecution and /or are fighting for gay marriage. I want to encourage you to start networking!

Delphine Criscenzo

Sarvina's picture

Welcome to Pulsewire! I’m so

Welcome to Pulsewire!

I’m so glad and excited to see you in our community! Thanks so much for joining us, you are always free to post to your journal and add comments to others posts too, this is where we can freely contribute for the betterment of women and children all over that world. Please feel free to browse through our group section and post to the groups you decided to join.....On worldpulse everything is free...just be yourself.

Welcome again to our PulseWire Community and I look forward to seeing you more in here!!!

Sarvina from Cambodia


Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

martinab's picture

thank you

sarvina -
i appreciate your welcoming post. i'm looking forward to learning more about you and about the other amazing women in our network. my life's work has been dedicated to the safety, health and education of children and women in my
country, the usa. sometimes i feel as though i'm so focused on the problems that face my country that i have to breathe deeply and give intense gratitude; no matter how difficult and challenging some of our issues are, i know how fortunate i am for the accident of birth that put me in such a democracy, which, thanks to pres. obama, is becoming more democratic month by month. gay rights and gay marriage are happening, abortion rights and immigration reform are
in the air, assaults against women (and men) in the military are much less tolerated, and health care for all is taking place. yes, we have problems and corruption in our government, but changes will come, bipartisanism is weakening.
i learn, read and hear about similar changes in africa, asia, south america and other corners where women like you stand up to discrimination, and i congratulate you for your courage and efforts. oh, how i wish the mongers of power and greed could get it, could relinquish their holds for the betterment of their people and global society! but authorities like assad, morsi and kim jong un feel invulnerable. my prayer is that women like aung san in burma will be heard and become leaders of a free world. enough for now; it's very late at night and even though i could go on and on, i feel i've
said my piece. i look forward to hearing/reading many comments from women like you. my best regards, martina

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