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My Journey Begins

It has not been long since I have opened my account in World Pulse. I came across this community while surfing in the internet for the first time in 2012. I used to go through some of the stories from brave women from the places that I had never heard before. Seriously, it was more than what I see around and even more than what I have heard. It was more informative and inspiring than the beautiful blogs on how to put make-up on your face. The idea of powerful social media did not only inspire me to become a part of the community, but also made me excited to start raising my voice too.

I think World Pulse has not only provided a platform for women to speak up, but also has helped them improve their communication skills as a communicator. The idea of citizen journalism is completely new to me. I like the idea on how world pulse has managed to train us on the use social media as a medium to raise our voice together. Then, I started my journey as a writer for change. The encouragement that the fellow- members give me provides me strength to share my experience and my ideas. I feel lucky to be a part of this community. And I dare to share not only my voice, but the voice of other women in my parts of my country who are still in dilemma to choose their path of life. Like you, I want to share my ideas to make my dream come true. I feel my journey as a future social activist starts here. I not only share, but I learn and gain too. Thank you.

I have written a sonnet regarding my journey to the World Pulse. I hope you will like it:

Is it true that you learn more from your experience than from your book?
How it would be if you could feel being a woman from all the places around the world?
Here, you will learn and hear things that never happened in that nook;
Do you know that ideas and information worth sharing before they die old?

How would it feel to live a world of our own,
Where no one would ask you to keep your ideas to yourself?
Does not matter if you are white, black, or brown.
Speak up rather than keeping your ideas in the book-shelf.

It’s not only about learning, but giving as well;
Because others do care when you share.
If you want others to hear the bell,
You should never refuse a dare.

Lucky that you have now an opportunity to communicate,
Count not only your voice, but also of those who suffocate.


Sangita Thapa's picture


Keep writing dear friend! Your words will resonate in every hearts. Best of luck for your journey!

surfgirl-CA's picture

Your sonnet was lovely.

I definitely like it, Pratibha. Thank you for taking the time. You have some really nice turns of phrase. I especially liked "Count not only your voice, but also of those who suffocate." Your compassion is evident in your writing. Now you can be a citizen journalist with gorgeous make-up! (LOL). Hugs & blessings to you, all the way over there in Bangladesh!

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

ikirimat's picture

Dear Pratibha, Im glad that

Dear Pratibha,
Im glad that you found a platform to voice. I like it when you say "I feel my journey as a future social activist starts here"
(just check out some typo errors e.g. first sentence on paragraph two)

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."

Pratibha Tandukar's picture

Thank you

Thanks Ikirimat for reading my post. Yeah I better edit the typo errors. I should not be that careless.


Dear Pratibha:

It will be so fun to watch you grow and become more confident. Right now it sounds like you are feeling like a newcomer and soon your presence will grow and we will get to know more about you.

You are so right that the stories here are so much more relevant and meaningful than most of what one might find on the internet. What do you find in your life that moves you to share it with the rest of the globe? What are you studying, and do you have goals for a career? I am so pleased that you have joined world pulse and are sharing your skill with the whole world through this venue.

I like the sonnet too. It's neat the way the stanzas get smaller one after the other and then the two lines at the end are longer. I love your vision of freedom of being and expression.

Be blessed,


Speaking my Peace

Pratibha Tandukar's picture

Thank you Anna

Thank you Anna for listening to me. Yes, it's been a while that I have joined World Pulse. Actually, I had this account already, but then I was not much familiar regarding the difference that New Media can make in our lives. I was just going through World Pulse when I first saw the announcement regarding Voice of Future. I just wanted to give it a shot. It's a start of something new. Now, I am really excited about learning something new and sharing my words and ideas.

Currently, I am a second year undergraduate student majoring in Asian Studies. I am interested in journalism and activism. Therefore, I am starting to get familiar with the ideas related to these fields from now on wards. It really feels great when someone praises me. Thank you.


One of Many's picture


Thank you very much, Pratibha, for filling me in a little more about yourself. Sounds like you paid attention and then were quick to follow up on something that seemed valuable -- and you were right!

Good luck and every best wish,


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