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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 and One Yong World Inspiration

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

louise.toohey's picture

Responce to your article

I am pleased to know that you are one of many empowered women who want to see this equality between men and women. I believe strongly in equal rights and not discriminating women based on our gender. I am proud of you for not giving up and persevering thus far.

Neilly's picture

Thank you very much for your

Thank you very much for your support Louise.

Neilly,

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

JOYCE KAFU's picture

Encouraging

Keep the fight girl. We will get a democratic world.

Joyce Jael Kafu

Neilly's picture

Thank you so much. Neilly

Thank you so much.

Neilly

Neilly,

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

Yessi Writes's picture

Perseverance

Thanks for sharing your story, so glad you didn't give up with all the obstacles you encountered and pursued what you are interested in. Keep up the great work! Can't wait to read more!

Neilly's picture

Thank you for reading my post

Thank you for reading my post and for your encouragement.

Neilly,

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

Sharontina's picture

Wishes!

Wish you all succes in achieving your vision dear. A wonderful narrative. Keep sharing. we are here to hear.

Love and blessings.

Merlin Sharontina

Neilly's picture

Hi Sharontina, thank you very

Hi Sharontina, thank you very much for your wish. I will keep writing and sharing.

Neilly,

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

LUCY NJANG FUL's picture

Goodluck

Its a wonderful thing to be here, I wish you the best in whatever you are inspired to do.

Neilly's picture

Thank you Lucy.

Thank you Lucy.

Neilly,

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

Minakshi's picture

wonderful live story

This is a wonderful live story my dear. we will learn from each other. world pulse has provided us the platform.
with luv
Minakshi

Neilly's picture

Hi Minakshi,thank you very

Hi Minakshi,thank you very much. And yes, will learn from each other in order to grow.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

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

Minakshi's picture

be in touch

Be connected.be in touch..

Gracious's picture

Determination

A fighting spirit dear, keep fighting it because all women united we will make a difference

Love

Neilly's picture

Thank you very much

Thank you very much Siru.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

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

Sophie's picture

Determination

I am very touched, you were not able to attend the conference physically but did not let that deter you! That is just amazing determination all the best

Sophie Ngugi
Child of the Universe -www.sophiengugi.blogspot.com

Neilly's picture

Thank you very much Sophie.

Thank you very much Sophie.

Neilly,

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

loretta's picture

Never give up!

Very encouraging story, but never give up on your dream of doing good for other women and I believe your time will come to shine amongst the stars.

Just keep pushing boundaries it will happen.

Lotsa Love

Loretta.

Loretta.

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

Neilly's picture

Hi Loretta, thank you very

Hi Loretta, thank you very much.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

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

Therese kasindi's picture

Support

I am so proud of you my sister! That conference is your chance in your life and it help you to attend your goal.
This is a wonderful story that you can difficultly forgot in your life.
Love and blessings!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Neilly's picture

Hi Therese, thank you very

Hi Therese, thank you very much for your encouragement.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

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

Therese kasindi's picture

You are welcome!

You are welcome!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Phionah Musumba's picture

I echo you 100%!

The only thing I regret is not having stumbled upon World Pulse sooner.

Phy
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
www.galsissues.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/MalkiaCDG

Neilly's picture

Thank you for reading Phy.

Thank you for reading Phy.

Neilly,

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

Adahmbah's picture

Great woman

Just keep the fight
Adah

Neilly's picture

Thank you.

Thank you.

Neilly,

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

Woman of voice's picture

Thanks

It is evident that the world is changing towards our benefit. It will take some time but atleast our coming generations will be living a life of equality men and women alike. You can see this by the strides women are making already.

Neilly's picture

I agree with you. What we're

I agree with you. What we're trying to do today is not only just for us but for women in the upcoming generation as well.

Neilly,

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

Woman of voice's picture

True

What legacy are we leaving our future generations. That the question we must be asking ourselves everyday. We dont want to be selfish and leave things the way in which we found them

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