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World Pulse and Me

World Pulse and Me

Two years ago, I was introduced to an international youth conference called One Young World. It was a life-changing moment for me. I, for the first time, found what I really want to do and how I want to see the world to be in the future. Actually, I was not able to attend that conference since I couldn’t get any sponsor despite my effort of writing to many international organizations. However, I didn’t give up. I followed the conference online via live streaming; therefore, I felt like I was there. The conference woke me up. I was amazed to see many youths trying so hard to make positive changes in the world. Especially, I saw a lot of young women like me who were so brave to stand on the stage and express their views. I was inspired, and that moment, I knew that’s how I want to see myself doing. I described this feeling in two of my blog post called Out of the Box (http://neillyisme.blogspot.com/2011/11/out-of-box.html) and One Young World Inspiration (http://neillyisme.blogspot.com/2011/11/oneyoungworld-inspiration.html).

After the conference, I tried to get a hold of two Cambodian women delegates who got sponsored and was able to participate in the conference. One of them is a World Pulse member. We became friends. Few months after I got to know her, she was selected as World Pulse Correspondent 2011 and was flown to the US for World Pulse live. Once again, she inspired me and made me believe that I, she, and other women can do something great even though we are not from prosperous families. That was when I signed up for World Pulse in 2012 and waited for Voice of Our Future 2013 to be opened so that I can participate. Now, here I am, being an applicant for Voice of Our Future 2013.

I’ve always imagined living in the world where men and women are given rights and opportunities equally. Most importantly, I’ve always wish encouragement is provided to women as much as it is provided to men. Some people think that it is not possible because it sounds like a utopian; however, I do believe it is possible if all women come together and make it happens. I have improved such belief for these last few years along my journey of opening up my mind and striving for changes. I am trying to push myself out there to let the world see what I am capable of besides staying home and cooking. Also, I am doing this to show other women that if I can do it, other women can do the same. Seeing how hard applicants in Voice of Our Future working, I am happy and grateful that I am part of it, and this is what I want to see all women doing, not only online, but outside in the real world.

Comments

libudsuroy's picture

Good day, Neilly! I am happy

Good day, Neilly! I am happy to read that the enthusiasm of your World Pulse friend has been contagious and has spurred you to join the WP community. Keep the faith, keep on.

Blessings,
libudsuroy/Lina Sagaral Reyes
Mindanao, The Philippines

''Every Day is a Journey and the Journey itself is Home.'' (Matsuo Basho)

Neilly's picture

Hi there, thank you very much

Hi there, thank you very much for reading.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

Debra K Adams MA's picture

yes, you can do it!

I love that you followed the conference via live streaming! A/ND, that you did not give up! It takes courage to contact the women you did and ask for friendship! good for you, keep going!

"Be the change you want in the world." Gandhi

Debra K. Adams, MA
See my vizify bio! https://www.vizify.com/debra-k-adams-ma-pdv-cws
Survivors In Service: Self Empowerment Strategies (SiSSeS)
Consultant/Speaker/Author & Owner/Founder

Neilly's picture

Thank you very much

Thank you very much Debra.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

Riya's picture

Working Together

Dear Neilly,

I really liked the fact that even you're not able to attend the conference, but you're determined to know about it. That shows how determined you're to do something and get involved in youth movement. I think everywhere women are lagging behind in many opportunities either that is getting a job, education or any other opportunity. I am very happy to hear that you were able to get a hold of two Cambodian women and later became friends with one of them. As you said, we can definitely bring changes in our society if we all women get together and work for a better world. It's great you found the world pulse forum to share your experience with us.

Thank you for the post.

Best,
Riya

Neilly's picture

Hi Riya, Thank you very much

Hi Riya,

Thank you very much for reading and appreciating my post.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

Theresa's picture

Making Things Happen

Hi Neilly,

You obviously have the ambition to make things happen, finding solutions rather than accepting defeat. These are very strong characteristics for success. I had the great experience of working as a designer in Belgium for two years, and the one thing that I remember so distinctly is their attitude towards success which is different than what I find here in the states. I was often asked, "can you do it" rather than, "have you done it" which is typical for the USA in moving forward. You are proving that you can do it, that is strong. Keep making it happen, always find a solution is what I have learned.

Kind regards,

Theresa VE

Hi Theresa,

Thank you very much for such a warm-hearted comment. I am thankful to be born in a very supportive family, you know? That's who I gain my confidence and keep fighting. And yes, I do agree when you said we better find solution instead of just staying defeated. Though people said I am strong, but I know I still have a lot to learn from you and others. Still, I do hope that other women can build their confidence and go forward. Like one proverb said "it's ok if you walk slowly, but make sure you never stop walking.".

All the best,
Neilly

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

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