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Welcome to all the Voice of Our Future Applicants!

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Welcome – We are overjoyed that you have arrived. You are about to start a month long journey that is far more than an application process. It is the beginning of powerful new possibilities for your life that appear when you speak your truth and connect with an amazing sisterhood from every corner of the globe. You’ve taken the first step in breaking the silence and becoming a vocal leader for change. Keep going. Never stop believing in yourself – the world needs your voice!

When I first had the vision of World Pulse - an online space where women like us could connect, speak out, and create solutions to global problems - many told me it was unrealistic.

How would women from other countries have access to computers? What good would women talking and sharing stories do for the world?

Yet, I knew deep in my bones that it would be like a lightening bolt to hear women’s voices awakening across the planet. I knew you would come. I knew that together we could create a safe space that has soul and power. I knew we could cry, debate, and laugh across any border—but most of all, I knew we would support each other.

So many in the world are suffering. The earth is suffocating. And those in power have few answers. The time is now. New voices are needed. Your wisdom is needed. Your courage. Your collaboration. Your poetry. Your clear vision. Your questions. Your doubts. Your fears.

No matter your first language, grammar or spelling, show the world your heart, your life, your community, your nation. Show the world your leadership. Create the future with your words. Although the challenges will be many, I hope you will participate fully with the application process and support your sisters in the process as well. No matter the outcome, you will have gained new skills and a new community of friends.

The real journey starts now. The world can’t wait. Let’s shake the earth!

Love,

Jensine

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Nakinti's picture

Thank you so much!

Dear Jensine,
Thank you so much for this warm welcome.
I am on my part ready to shake the earth.
Let's go!
Love from Cameroon.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Jensine's picture

So Glad

Nakinti -

I am so excited and thrilled that you decided to apply. Your writing is powerful and so proud of all the work you are doing on the ground in Cameroon! Keep shining!

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

PrincessZar's picture

Grateful

Wow! Jensine, I am totally inspired :-)especially about the part that you said that the world needs our poetry (when I sometimes thought well maybe this poetry I have been written
And inlove with since my teenage years was madness) I thank you for your inspirational words like fire on a cold night, you just warmed my soul. Affirmed my call as an Activist trough writing.

Continue to keep your fire for life burning.

Warmest Regards
Princess Zar

Let her voice be heard!

Zoepiliafas's picture

Poetry! Yes!

Princess Zar,

Your 2nd assignment will have an optional poetry section! I can't wait to read yours!

Regards,

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

PrincessZar's picture

oh wow! Zoe :-) I am humbled!

oh wow! Zoe :-) I am humbled!

Let her voice be heard!

Jensine's picture

Ready

Dear Princess Tsar -

I am eager to read your poetry and creative genius. Honored that you have decided to apply for the program. Words change worlds.

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Precious M's picture

You are exceptional!

Dear Jensine,

You are an exceptional woman who has brought together women from different backgrounds on World Pulse. Thank you for creating World Pulse and for the sweet welcome. After reading your article, I am more encouraged to keep it going for women.

Precious

My pen speaks

Jensine's picture

Speak

Dear Precious -
So excited to read your words - and hear your "pen" sing! Never give up, your voice is precious and needed. Thank you for taking the leap, joining the community and applying for the program.

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Tina J's picture

Thank you

I wanted to thank you for the kind welcome. I am so excited about this opportunity to find my voice and to use it to shake the earth.

I love this environment and am thankful you developed this forum for women to speak up and share their voices. This is innovative and inspiring.

Thank you

Tina Johnson

Jensine's picture

Rumble

I can already hear it rumbling! It is a joy to welcome your voice here. Can't wait to hear your messages and stories. Speak my sister!

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Tina J's picture

Thank you

Thank you so much for your comments-it helps. I am just nervous, excited and scared all rolled up into one and hope that my voice does have an impact!

Thanks, Tina

Abisinuola's picture

thank you!

Ever since I was a young girl,I had experienced how it felt to be marginalized and it became my hearts desire and dream to speak for the helpless,be a voice to the needy;I thought it was all a mirage until I stumbled upon worldpulse,and that dream has come alive again!
I have been and I'm still inspired by my numerous sisters here with their amazing stories of exploits.
I'm grateful for this platform
And yes,I'm learning so much and gaining friends along the way
Your dream has enabled many others' be a reality.well done ma'am

Abisinuola

Jensine's picture

Tears

I have tears of gratitude that you have joined our community. Proud of you for taking the jump to apply for the program as well. I can't wait to hear your experiences and your visions for the future. What a leader you are! Keep shining.

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Jan Afza's picture

It made me cry

Dear Jensine!
How inspiring it is when you wake up in the early morning and hear good words that fills your heart with happiness and make you cry. Yes! I cried but it is the cry of joy,of the visiting a new world whose dreams are the same as yours, the cry of to say YES and start your journey.
Mine was the same.
I am a new member of this community and I am really happy to be with you all.
Thank you for preparing this opportunity

Jan Afza

Jensine's picture

Rally Cry

Dear Jan -

We welcome you with big warm embrace. Your cry is welcome here. Your cry of freedom and joy join the chorus with all of us. I am so excited that you have joined the community. Our words create our worlds and your voice will be helping to create what this community - and world will be.

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Olive Makhela's picture

Lets keep going!

I am so much excited reading such insipiring stories, and am more than ready to contribute towards this!

Lets keep the fire burning!

Olive

Jensine's picture

Never stop!

Dear Olive -

Onward! I am honored you have joined us, and we will be eagerly awaiting your stories and visions. You hold the key to our future.

Love

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

It's amazing the spontaneous effect a step in the right direction can bring. You are an inspiration and thank you for the means offered to channel women voices.

You are blessed.

Take care

foufou's picture

اهداف تتحقق

عزيزتى Jensine

جدا سعيدة ان اكون معكم في اصوات المستقبل

2013

امل ان توصل اصواتنا الى العالم

Faiza

S.Faiza

Jensine's picture

Welcome!

Faiza -

Together our voices will rock the world. I can't wait to hear your messages, experiences, and stories - thank you for joining us. It is only the beginning!

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Brigitte Mawazo Kyalondawa's picture

Thank you

Thank you for this initiative, which is presented as a dose of psycho therapy for women in Congolese soufraient silence.Je am a man who assists women in their struggle for liberation under the yoke of custom and human injustice

BRIGITTE MAWAZO

Jensine's picture

Merci

Chere Brigitte -

I am so grateful you have joined us, and so proud you have decided to apply! You are fighting for freedom and your voice is a light for women and men across the world to never give up until we have justice and peace. Thank you for your strong, beautiful voice.

Love

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Brigitte Mawazo Kyalondawa's picture

THINK YOU DADA

DADA thank you for giving me encouragement.
DADA means souer oubien very respected big sister.
I confirm that I am engagee and I can not taire.Nous are very grateful to World Puls just help us make our voices heard far more possible.
For us women of the DRC, World Pulse is a solution is a multi-channel solution aspets violation of women's rights as we know it every day.
We also say Thank you for launching our DADA Neema which for us is a real woman engagee despite its abilities to liberate the Congolese women.
thank you
Brigitte
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Merci DADA de m'avoir encourager.
DADA signifie souer oubien grande soeur tres respectee.
Je vous confirme que ,je suis engagee et je ne peux pas me taire.Nous sommes tres reconnaissantes a World Puls qui vient nous aider a faire entendre nos voix plus loin possibles.
Pour nous femmes de la R D Congo,World Puls est une solution est une voie de solution aux multiples aspets de violation des droits des femmes que nous connaissons chaque jour.
Nous disons aussi Merci pour avoir lancer notre DADA Neema qui est pour nous une veritable femme engagee malgre ses capacites pour liberer la femme Congolaise.
Merci
Brigitte

BRIGITTE MAWAZO

Brigitte Mawazo Kyalondawa's picture

Thank you

Thank you for this initiative, which is presented as a dose of psycho therapy for women in Congolese soufraient silence.Je am a man who assists women in their struggle for liberation under the yoke of custom and human injustice

BRIGITTE MAWAZO

Neema's picture

felicitations

Brigitte felicitation pour votre courage de briser le silence de Femmes Africaine et en particulier les Femmes Congolaise.
Oui si vous avez besoin de mon soutien je suis la pour vous aider.
See you online
Neema

Kemi Okenyodo's picture

Thank you

Thanks for the lovely welcome! I am looking forward to an interesting time and dynamic learning process

'Kemi

Jensine's picture

Here we go!

Kemi -

I am overjoyed you have joined us. And we are eager to listen to your wisdom and learn from you. Keep going!

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

passy's picture

I Feel more confident

Thank you Jensine, for the warm welcome and for not listening to all the negative words. Thank you for answering the so many questions I had in my mind. I now believe I can do it, that women can change the world by making their voices heard. I feel more confident, I can do better is what I am telling myself.

Passy

Jensine's picture

You Can Do it!!

Yes you can Passy,

So proud of you for joining the community and taking the big leap to change the destiny of women through the power of your voice. Worlds transform worlds, and yours will make a difference. Thank you for joining us and shaking the earth with your strong, beautiful voice.

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

passy's picture

Thank you Jensine

I am so happy you believe in our ability as women to transform the world and I look forward to putting in my very best and contributing in any way possible to see this come true in my community and the world at large.

Thank you
Passy

I am so sorry I did not get in on the program. I did apply in good time before 2. april, but never found any information I was supposed to join a group in addition to participate. My coming NGO is working with news on women - and we want to write news and articles ourselves, not just share other peoples writing. It would have been so perfect to learn from skilled tutors! Better luck next time, I guess.

Zoepiliafas's picture

Application

Hello Ruth,

I am sorry for the confusion. The 1st assignment is due on Tuesday. I have added you to the applicant group and you can access the classroom here: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/2013-voices-of-our-future-appli...

Each week a new assignment will open up. In the applicants group you will see a journal entry each week announcing the new assignment is open.

This week make sure to tag your assignment 2013 VOF Week 1.
If you tag it right, your assignment will appear on this page: http://worldpulse.com/taxonomy/term/18607
That will be a good way to double check!

Happy reading and writing!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Ruth Bech's picture

Thank you!

Thank you Zoe, you just made me very happy! My first assignment is posted - hope I delivered on time :)
Much love - Ruth

Zoepiliafas's picture

You are on time!

The deadline is tomorrow so YES right on time!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Jensine's picture

You made it!

Thanks to your determination and bravery - you are in! Can't wait to read your words. Thank you for joining us here.

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Ruth Bech's picture

Thank you, Jensine!

I really appreciate being part of this project, and look forward to network with an army of strong, determined women. I love your entrepreneurship and this great arena,
much love -
Ruth

ansupokharel's picture

Marching Together

Jensine,

Thank you and I have always believed that collective effort can move mountains and break rocks..
And we have what it takes to change the age-old discrimination...

Anisha Pokharel

Jensine's picture

Earth shaking sisters

Dear Ansupokharel -

We are together my sister. Stronger. Wiser. Welcome to our community. Proud of you for your courage to speak out. Keep going! We are learning from you.

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

And thanks to all of you who are here and now.
Best,
Ana Isabel

Kindest regards,

Ana Isabel
fairchange@gmail.com
skype: anaisabelbbp

Jensine's picture

Welcome

Big welcome to my sister from Brazil! We are so glad you are here with us!! There is a reason from the universe you are here - thank you for sharing your big, beautiful voice with us all.

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

CynthiaM's picture

Thanks.

Thank you Jensine for believing always. Your faith is an inspiration to many women and I can't be happier to be part of this network.

Cynthia.

Jensine's picture

Gratitude

So grateful you are with us Cynthia - We are stronger together in united voice, and we are loud sisters in the journey. Thank you for all that you are and for raising your voice boldly!!

Love,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Saving Angel's picture

Extremely thankful!

Thank you so much Jensine for giving us all this opportunity to not only share with the world our feelings and opnions. But also for providing us with a platform by which we can attain empowerment, equality and protection of our rights! You are so inspirational and motivational!

Thank you once again for everything you have done for each and every one of us!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Stacey Rozen's picture

Deeply grateful

Thank you for making your vision a reality, Jensine. It's been a welcoming and wonderful experience over the last three weeks on WP discovering a sisterhood so meaningful. It took me a while to pluck the courage - I'm so glad to finally be here.

Creatively,
Stacey

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