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Web 2.0, my information and unburdening bank!

Web 2.0 my platform to bare to it all, my platform to personal development, my platform to learning and mentoring, and directly to my work and cause - my platform to counseling, networking, collaboration and ultimately advocacy and extensive enlightenment.
I am so excited about it that I want to step my Web 2.0 little skills down to other women. There are mostly men selling Web 2.0 services charging so much for as simple as opening a facebook page. I had a male web developer who frustrated me for years, it will take him 1-2 months to update my website, I learnt that I can actually do it myself, I now update, edit and manage at will. In my Vitiligo cause, Social and Digital media is my strongest tool, driving vitiligo awareness to around the world; it’s most affordable, impactful and engaging.
Global women’s empowerment movement has indeed taking a new dimension with the advent of Web 2.0, a major one is the freedom to share, the stories don’t get silenced anymore, with a button touch, the world is reading. Most interestingly, the victim doesn’t have to know how to use the web; just anyone can share the story. Domestic Violence and Rape are two areas that has been exposed so much through Web 2.0 in recent times that the World at large is really waking up to it.
A major solution is storytelling, before now women shy away from telling their stories because of stigma, family name and all sorts, but seeing other people’s stories has encouraged boldness and openness. It’s indeed a very good step in the right direction, with resilience we shall get the justice we seek.
If am asked to appreciate all that has guided and empowered me, truly it goes first to Web 2.0. Is there really anything a changemaker can do without web 2.0, Digital media and Social media? When I started it taught me about not-for-profit organisation, When my questions could not be answered, Google answered me, when I needed some guide on how to write certain articles, letters etc., web 2.0 has been there. When all promises failed, it didn’t. When my health gets around, I read about others experiences; I can almost call myself a certified Nutritionist without certificate with my learning’s. It has really empowered me I always appreciate it whenever the opportunity arises. In all, Facebook, Youtube, Linkedin and Twitter has been a tremendous support to my Vitiligo awareness, networking and advocacy; the feedback is simply amazing. I am really interested in writing more effectively; I want to teach more women for greater solutions to global issues.

My web 2.0 excitement is endless, its one best thing that has happened in our time and I am so eager and very ready to learn so much more for my causes and achievement of World Vitiligo day 25June, which is my No.1 priority now.


Deqa's picture

Powerful post

I read through your post and feel an enormous respect for you. Giving time to support and advocate for causes that matter is a gift not enjoyed by all. I can also relate to using the internet a major source of information. Its a vast well filled with information about anything for people who learn how to utilize it.
I support you in your endeavors and I pray success for you.


VITSAF's picture

I am grateful Deqa

I am so humbled, thanks so much for your kind words.
Thanks for your support and prayers

Warm Regards,

Twitter @vitsaf


Improving the Quality of Life of individuals (primarily women) living with vitiligo, skin imperfections altered images and autoimmune disorder!

Lortoria's picture


Dear Vitsaf,

Thanks for your informative post. I have learnt a little more about vitiligo and the stigma people face who are living with it. I hope you continue to educate us about this important cause. Thank you, Lortoria :)

Lortoria McDonald

New website coming soon!

VITSAF's picture

Thanks so much Lortoria

Really appreciate your comment, am sorry for responding late, had little access to internet. I really appreciate your kind words and sure I live and wake Vitiligo, its a cause am so dedicated to, I found myself with it in Feb 2005 and I just believe it happened to me for a purpose which is to do what am doing today......

Yes web 2.0 takes the Glory after God, its been my source of everything and I continue to learn how to utilize it more.

Just followed you on twitter


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Carmen's picture

Vitsaf, Thank you so much for


Thank you so much for sharing your passion and enthusiasm for the many uses of Web 2.0 and how you will raise awareness on the topic of vitiligo. Your dedication comes through as a calling and a force born of love and caring.

Thank you and Much Respect,

Carmen Stone


VITSAF's picture

Thanks Carmen

Thanks so much for your kind words Carmen, web 2.0 has been my source of everything, the beautiful thing about it is that you dont have to be a professional, it guides and teaches one as one goes along especially when thee is genuine interest. For much I have done, people keep asking how I do them, but personally dont see me doing any out of the way thing because its there for all interested to utilise.

For my Vitiligo journey, I am every grateful because nothing has and I dont know if there is anything that will give me such fulfillment.

Thanks so much for taking out time to read my journal post.

I am grateful.

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Frances Faulkner's picture


Vitsaf --

This is a very powerful piece! You have such a problem-solving mentality, a positive attitude and a love and understanding of your tools at hand, that you are bound to find success and triumph along the way in reminding the world to think more deeply about the meaning of beauty, health, self-image, compassion and prejudice.

Keep up your excellent work! Frances

VITSAF's picture

Am humbled

Thanks so much Frances, really really appreciate your kind words.

Am so encouraged and empowered,thank you.

Kindest Regards,

Improving the Quality of Life of individuals (primarily women) living with vitiligo, skin imperfections altered images and autoimmune disorder!

VITSAF's picture

Thank you

Really really appreciate your kind words. Such encouragment as yours, keeps me going and striving harder

Thanks and Warm Regards

Improving the Quality of Life of individuals (primarily women) living with vitiligo, skin imperfections altered images and autoimmune disorder!

CourtneyPaige's picture

Web 2.0

Dear Ogo,

Thanks very much for sharing your experience here. It was informative, passionate, and inspiring. I particularly appreciate the specificity with which you discuss Web 2.0. Writing about your experience with opening a Facebook page, updating your website, or finding nutritional information online, highlights the impact Web 2.0 can have in a specific, clear manner. It is also helpful to see how the various forms of social media do very much support your efforts to increase awareness, networking, and advocacy regarding Vitiligo.

I am looking forward to learning more in the future!

All the best,


VITSAF's picture

Thank you

Thanks so much Courtney
I am sorry for coming late with my reply. Came back here as I am writing a similar topic and needed to touch with this article.

Quite nice


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