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My Pulsing Journey of Discovery

Journey of Discovery

Three years ago, I registered with the intention of becoming a vital voice of the World Pulse community. One week ago, I finally clicked the submit button to publish my first post. That tiny click turned my anxiety into profound interactions. I marvel at all the incredible women I am now befriending. I cannot believe I ever hesitated and doubted myself after receiving such a warm welcome from all my sisters in this hood. The nature of my personal relationships certainly has evolved.

I had discovered World Pulse through social media. One tweet is all it took to lead me to an event in NYC. Three incredible women wowed me on stage, Voices of Our Future correspondents Sunita, Malayapinas and Jacqueline. They inspired me to risk exposure and dive in. On my return home though, the experience felt unreal and very different from the context I found myself in. The huge network of global women on World Pulse overwhelmed me. I grappled with not being ‘good enough.’

At grassroots, teen girls in Soweto were far removed from NYC. They were struggling to bridge the digital divide with limited access to computers. They risked losing ground. Their voices deserved to be heard. I became their bridge, sharing short snippets of their vibrant selves through stories on a blog. My medium of preference had always been visual imagery until this tipping point. Words spilled out of me, sometimes gushing and at other times stifled until they flowed again. During my three years of silence on the World Pulse platform, I was not muted at all. I found my voice along with theirs.

I'm grateful to be born in this time, the era of the Internet and all that accompanies it. To be able to shape my world in a way my grandmother never dreamt possible. I can only imagine the future technology that awaits our daughters.

I'm in awe of the collective heartbeat that now pulses through my veins, quickening with every victorious voice I encounter. I know that this is where I'm meant to be and the time is ripe. Engaging with the World Pulse community authentically amplifies our impact. May each one of us grow in the strength of our global sisterhood. May our united stories truly be the tellers of us.

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Sharontina's picture

Amplification!

Yes it amplifies authentically. This is a good post. Am following you to read more dear Stacey.

Love.

Merlin Sharontina

Stacey Rozen's picture

Thanks!

Sharontina, thank you for your encouraging words. Truth prevails between sisters near or far.

Creatively,
Stacey

Nakinti's picture

Dear Stacey, Beautiful post

Dear Stacey,
Beautiful post here....keep being the voice of the voiceless and the connection between the unconnected areas of Mzamsi. I am proud of your aspirations and gurl, this is where u are truly meant to be.
Sending u love from Cameroon

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

Stacey Rozen's picture

Nakinti, your comment is

Nakinti, your comment is truly treasured. Voice for the voiceless - such an apt way to describe it. Thank you and
warm greetings from Mzanzi to Bamenda!

Creatively,
Stacey

bhavna's picture

Just my thoughts!

Dear Stacey,
What you wrote here in such a wonderful post, just what I had wished to say. So well said, " let us all grow in the strength of global sisterhood"

Warm regards

Stacey Rozen's picture

Resonating

Glad my words resonated with you Bhavna. It's in the knitting together of all our voices. Thanks!

Creatively,
Stacey

Mukut's picture

Beautiful post

Beautiful Stacey. I loved how you wrote,
"They inspired me to risk exposure, and dive in." Wonderfully captures the essence of why we all are here.

Well done.

Love,

Mukut Ray

Stacey Rozen's picture

Deep diving!

Thank you, Mukut. You and all the amazing women on World Pulse make the risk of exposure less scary.

Creatively,
Stacey

Myrthe's picture

Thank you!

Thank you for sharing your story, Stacey! Like you, I've been a part of World Pulse for several years, but I haven't posted a single blog post yet. Instead, I have been reading, commenting and absorbing other women's stories.

Stacey Rozen's picture

There's no pressure, Myrthe.

There's no pressure, Myrthe. When and if the time is right for you, it will come easily. It's ok to be an enthusiastic reader and a warm encourager. I appreciate your comment!

Creatively,
Stacey

tracimichelle8's picture

Heartfelt

Stacey,
I really enjoyed your entry. It was so beautifully written. I loved your honesty and vulnerability by sharing your hesitancy to submit an entry and then the consequenses after you did "That tiny click turned into profound interactions."
I too have "grappled with not being good enough". What I continue to learn over and over again is that I am good enough and worthy. I think for me, being a part of this community keeps reminding me how alike we all are in our fears and triumphs. Thank-you for this lovely post and for inspiring me to write more and share my voice.
Keep writing my friend!
Blessings,
Traci

Stacey Rozen's picture

Profound interactions

It's so affirming to know that there are other women who feel the same way as me and understand my perspective. Thank you so much Traci. Your words resonate with me. Your 'reminder' of how worthy we are and that we're not judged truly is heartfelt.

Creatively,
Stacey

npirnie's picture

More than good enough

I am so happy to hear that you now understand you are good enough. And I am even more happy to hear that you are encouraging teen girls to show them that they are also good enough and their voices must be heard. Keep doing great work and believing in yourself.

Best,

Noelle

Stacey Rozen's picture

So appreciative

Thanks for hearing and encouraging me, Noelle. I'm so appreciative of all the online interactions within such a caring sisterhood over the past few weeks.

Creatively,
Stacey

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