This is it !!!!
Am a very simple girl who has been privileged to have what i have and be what I am. I have tried my best to forefront rights for minorities but i almost never get the opportunity despite my persistence, My journey to world pulse was through my frustration for luck of a permanent job. I was looking for a way to work online, i had read about many stories where lots of women had started their businesses from the basements of their houses , there i was at home , straight out of law school, unemployed and with a computer that had internet access, that is when i searched online for website that was about writing i wanted to write for a living since it has always been my passion, i have written since i was 12, i have my first unfinished novel stacked in my books in my room, i always think to my self i have to finish it some day, i was such a dreamer, i do not know what happened, i had more than one dream.Right now i can only afford certain dreams, yes, only right now.
At the time i joined World pulse, i needed a fora, especially an international one to express my views on minority rights especially sexual minorities in Uganda, i was supposed to write my first article then but i chickened out, i thought to my self 'this is even Bigger than Uganda, what if it blows over, what if i get caught and are charged with the promotion of homosexuality' and just like that i gave up, today i see what a coward i was, when i look back i cannot believe it was me who was filled with so much doubt. A close person to me had taken a very hard step to 'come out of the closet'
You never casually tell the people you love you are a girl who is attracted to other girls, that's quite demeaning and heartbreaking news to deliver especially here. That is when i got out of my shell, i contacted the available sexual minority companies to get a placement for internship so i could be close to close minded people, but with the way it is its hard to get placement in such companies because of suspicion you may be a government spy or some one covering a story ready to oust them, my journey continued, it was sad watching people being arrested for simple acts as display of affection, so i became bold. Am that activist that wont get noticed, i may shout amongst the loudest voices and not get heard in my day to day activism but not on world pulse. People believe its a lost cause fighting for gay rights when you are straight, they wonder what your personal benefits are other than self humiliation, but they do not know what bringing a smile to others in spite of their race or sexual orientation can do to those of us who selflessly defend such people, even when all we have is our voice.
My life journey is to see that every human being despite their color, religion, sex, sex orientation does not suffer at the expense and hand of 'superior beings' . We all live and breathe the same air we should all be able to enjoy the same rights and freedoms without encroaching on others freedoms, World Pulse is my CNN, my voice. Applying to this journal was my prayer to hopefully be heard, hopefully make a change and be able to change policies in the long run so i believe this training will best equip me for that, how often does one get journalism classes for free while doing what they love at the same time? hahaha, this is one of those life changing opportunities!!! Am a winner either way, i get to stay and voice my opinion on a world stage!