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Your “stories” are mine too, that’s why I’m here

I am a human rights activist, social change agent who advocates for gender justice in a country like Sudan, where violence against women is systematic and institutionalized socially, legally and politically; I chose my way long time ago, in the age of sixteen I became a very active member of political group in my secondary school advocating for democracy, we were literally kids, we have not experienced what democracy means, yet we believed that it’s our life’s goal.
I then enrolled the University of Khartoum to study law, during my university study I was involved in students’ political and social movement, I was one of very few women who speak on behalf of other students, leading the discussion forums and engage in protests and demonstrations. I used to speak six hours every week in public forums in different composes; speaking is powerful tool of interaction.
As same as writers, speakers should read a lot, they should be well aware of the issues of their community. Reading means someone is writing! Writing reaches more people especially with the existence of online media, that’s why I started to write.
Motivated by my friend and office mate Yosra Akasha who starts writing in different platforms years ago, I have started blogging very recently, I have discovered the power of writing when I look at the stats of my blog and find that I have had readers from all over the globe, it’s an amazing. Eventually I start to engage in different writing forums, take online courses to sharp my writing skills.
I have heard about world pulse for the first time from a friend of mine who sent me the link of voices of our future’s advert; I found it as the most suitable program for someone like me, who starts writing with passion and eagerness to learn new skills. I am here to share, learn and get inspired.
We both me and my colleague are now members of this amazing community, I am here not only to win and to get trained on citizen journalism, I am here to learn throughout the application’s process I am writing this piece so I am already gaining experience, I am here to use my journal as my voice, I am here to get to know more people from all over the globe and to interact with women stories, I am here because your stories are mine too.

Comments

libudsuroy's picture

You are amazing! I like the

You are amazing! I like the last paragraph most as you articulated our chief purpose to be here: to built a community. I hope to see you often here and read stories from your side of the world, Walaa.

Blessings,
libudsuroy/Lina Sagaral Reyes
Mindanao, The Philippines

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

Walaa Salah's picture

Thank you very much for your

Thank you very much for your feedback
I promise I will be around more and more, I am full of enthusiasm about this great platform

All the best

Walaa

be the change

Walaa Salah

Deqa's picture

Powerful post

You sure summed up with that last paragraph, we are here because we can relate to one another and we are directed towards one purpose which is transforming the world we live in to the better.

In here, you will inspire and get inspired in return. You already inspired me and I know your story is extremely similar to mine. You writing is superb and amazing keep it up my dear.

Love
Deqa

Walaa Salah's picture

thanks indeed

This is what I like about world pulse, you meet with people who shares the similar stories and dreams

Thanks a lot for your comment and will keep in touch :)

Cheers

Walaa

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Walaa Salah

paulinewanja's picture

The Connections

Since most personal stories were uploaded yesterday, I promised myself to spare an hour every day this week to read the stories. I feel connected to every woman whose personal story is I read. so I totally agree with you Wallah, you story is my story and Somali has never needed you more.

Walaa Salah's picture

GREAT!

thank you for the great idea, I will do the same.

We share the same problems and issues thus we share the same goals.

Greatful to connect with Somali Women,

All the best

Walaa

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Walaa Salah

uhmmmmmm i am reconforted to know that you can also feel like. It has help me to over come many issues

Walaa Salah's picture

we are the same

we are same my dear, we all strugle by way or a nother .
thank you for passing by my post

Best

Walaa

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Walaa Salah

bhavna's picture

Wonderful post!

Very well said we are indeed learning by going through the process itself and meeting wonderful women force from around the world. Keep sharing!

Regards n best wishes
bhavna

Walaa Salah's picture

we all do, we all learn

Dear Bhavna
I am thrilled to be here, to meet with you all and learn from your stories, looking forward to connect during this process and beyond.

Keep in touch

Cheers

Walaa

be the change

Walaa Salah

mrbeckbeck's picture

So great

This is so great! You're a perfect example of what makes this community so great. We are all people with a passion for justice, connection and life-long learning! I am delighted to meet you here and I look forward to getting to know you more.

Thanks for speaking out...your voice is important.

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

Dear mrbeckbeck

Thanks indeed for paasing by my post, I am so glad that my post genrated this agreement.
thank you to all the team of World Pulse for the great work and for sustaining this amazing platform for us to share our stories and connect with great people from all over the globe.

Cheers

Walaa

be the change

Walaa Salah

anab87j9's picture

All love and respect to you

All love and respect to you Walaa! The revolutions is ours to make!

Anab

Walaa Salah's picture

much love

thank you dear Anab, the future is ours to live!

Cheers

Walaa

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Walaa Salah

Yosra Akasha's picture

You Speak & You Write

You speak on behalf of all women who can't raise their voice, as well as writing to inspire and ahceive freedom. Well done dear. You are a leader and change maker :)

Yosra Akasha, Sudan

Walaa Salah's picture

Dearest Yosra Thank you very

Dearest Yosra

Thank you very much for your comment, your inispiration and all time support.

love

Walaa

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Walaa Salah

We sure need more women from Sudan to talk and share thoughts and speak up.
Keep up the good work
Ola

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace
www.suwepmovement.org

Walaa Salah's picture

Dear Ola Was so glad to find

Dear Ola

Was so glad to find you here as well, thank you very much for passing by my post.
viva Sudaese Women !

with respect

Walaa

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Walaa Salah

Hummingbird's picture

Your story is mine too

You were so young when you engaged in a political activity, and in Sudan! you are very brave my dear. I liked your post and I admire your courage and determination.

With love and support.

A drop of rain can revive the earth, be the drop.

Hummingbird

Walaa Salah's picture

indeed

I was very young indeed, yet I was not a lone! I always say in our countries children grow-up very fast as the whole atmosphere bring you to the fact that we should act.
I am so glad you passed by my post and more happy that you liked it.

all the best

Walaa

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Walaa Salah

Lilith784's picture

Such a pleasure to read your

Such a pleasure to read your story, and even more to see what a vibrant conversation it has already started. Thank you, for all layers of your work, Walaa!

Love,
Andrea

Walaa Salah's picture

thanks a lot

Dear Andrea
Thank you very much for your comment and for reading my post. I really admire all those who have read and passed to me all this positive feedback, very much appreciated.
As I wrote in my post I'm already learning from all of you!

Cheers

Walaa

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Walaa Salah

Dana Anderson's picture

Inspiration

I love that you are a woman who seizes every opportunity to learn. You seem like one who truly looks at the journey as well as the destination as a chance to contribute and inspire. This is not something we encounter everyday in individuals! Your writing is wonderfully personal, friendly and warm.

You clearly have a unique perspective; my favorite line in your piece: "Reading means someone is writing!" Not only do you tell us about your own experiences and goals, but you also offer wisdom all in one journal entry.

Thank you for the inspiration!

Best,
Dana

Walaa Salah's picture

Dear Dana thank you very

Dear Dana
thank you very very much for the kind words.
Aprreciated!

Love

Walaa

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busayo's picture

Inspiring!!

Your story is mine too Walaa! I really like your voice, it is very inspiring!! RIDE ON,CONTINUE TO INSPIRE THE WORLD!!

Much Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Walaa Salah's picture

WOW

I am so glad that my post is still generating comments
Thank you very much Busayo and I'm really glad that you liked my post.

with respect

Walaa

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