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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not” – Dr. Seuss.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not” - Dr. Seuss.
The reason for wanting to become a VOF correspondent - as Dr. Seuss simply puts it – is so that “things can get better”. Each of us have come from different countries, have gone through various experiences and have lived to tell countless stories. Nevertheless, we all have 3 things in common: 1. We’re all victims; 2. We’re all survivors; and 3. Our visions for the future are all the same – we all want peace, gender equality, no violence & respect for all.

My visions for my life, my community and the world, all revolve around a few things: gender equality, no (cultures of) violence against women & children and respect for all. Being a VOF correspondent would give me the chance to connect, communicate and collaborate with individuals all around the world. It would also give me the opportunity to address, discuss and evaluate issues and probable solutions with individuals just like myself.

As I mentioned in one of my previous assignment, Web 2.0 (aka the pen) is mightier than the sword; and by being a VOF correspondent, I would have the ability to learn, use and promote Web 2.0 as a voice for the empowerment of women and children, as well as for gender equality.

My dream behind Saving Angel is to eliminate violence against women and children, gender inequality and bullying worldwide. Having the ability to be a VOF correspondent would give me the chance to learn about the experiences that victims go through on a daily basis around the world; it would give me the ability to discuss (on larger platforms) issues that are pertinent to citizens worldwide; and it would give me the opportunity to communicate with those who have the power to make changes.

The Lorax taught me something very important – unless you care enough to seek out the avenues that can make your dreams come true, you will forever be stuck thinking and complaining about what could be – rather than completing your dream and experiencing “what is”. I know what my dream is – so I’m going to seek out all the avenues possible that can make my dream come true. Being a VOF correspondent is one of the many avenues I am seeking out – starting Saving Angel is another one – managing and promoting charitable events is another one – speaking out at seminars and workshops is another. These are all examples of how I can make my dreams come true. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not”. Dr. Seuss was right – if you care enough about something – like ending violence against women and children & promoting gender equality – then you’ll do something about it.

The amazing thing about this is, you don’t have to be a victim to feel the hurt, to experience their pain, to feel their sorrow. By speaking out, by actively participating in activities that will raise awareness, address these issues and put an end to them – you are caring enough about these issues to make your dreams come true, the dreams of the victims come true and the dreams of the survivors come true.

Never forget - “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not” – Dr. Seuss.

Comments

Stacey Rozen's picture

Dr Seuss rocks!

With you caring as you do, the world will most certainly be a better place having you in it. I too am inspired by Dr Seuss! His words are wonderful.

PS: I wrote a poem inspired by him: http://worldpulse.com/node/68649

Creatively,
Stacey

Saving Angel's picture

He most certainly does!!

Thank you so much Stacey! Dr. Seuss is one of my favorites since I was a little girl - I wish all children could have the opportunity to read his amazing work! So many wonderful lessons and teachings for children and adults alike!
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement! I hope we can all make the world a better place to live in! Especially for the future generations to come!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Precious M's picture

Women and Children

Dear Sister,

I am inspired by your vision for not just women but for children too.
Keep caring a whole lot and things will definitely get better.
I wish you the very best.

Love,
Precious

My pen speaks

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you so much Precious!

Precious, thank you so much for the sweet words of encouragement! I have been inspired to continue my fight by women like you! So thank you so much for your wonderful stories and pieces of writing!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Sharontina's picture

Saving Angel

"you don’t have to be a victim to feel the hurt, to experience their pain, to feel their sorrow. " Very true. I appreciate the care and concern you possess for your women out there. I think that should sharpen your vision to bring out their voices; My wishes dear.

much love

Merlin Sharontina

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you!!

Thank you so much for sharing such kind words of appreciation Sharontina! I hope that my words, and stories represent the light that guides the survivors through the dark!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Aminah's picture

so that “things can get better”

Lovely post dear.
We are all here raising our voice so that things can get better.

And another important point you raise is that we don't necessarily have to be victims of certain phenomenon to raise our voice against that. As humans we should be able to empathize with any and all discrimination and violence.

By being involved in forums like this, we learn a lot more through other people's experiences and that should be enough cause for us to raise our voice against that.

Salaam
Aminah

Saving Angel's picture

I couldn't agree more!

First of all, thank you so much for your kind words! I couldn't agree more with you! Reading the many stories as we all have and, feeling the way we feel after doing such, gives us all enough reason to fight for justice.

My heart breaks when I read the stories of struggle but the pieces are once again put back together when I read their stories of survival. We are all broken whether directly (as the victim) or indirectly (as an outsider/reader). But our remedial paths are one and the same!

Together we shall help each and every one of us mend our broken hearts, so that we can stand as one!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

and you will go far in life!! Great quote to get your point across! I believe you will accomplish your dreams because you have done the foundational work, the strategy is to keep going! good for you, and please let's stay connected!

"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

Thanks so much Debra for having faith in me! Yes I believe I can make my dreams come true - especially with amazing women like you by my side! Together we shall all accomplish our goals by assisting each other despite how far a part we may be. Even a little help from afar is plenty help!

I'd love to stay in contact! Thanks again for the support!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

EmmaKWin's picture

Thank you for explaining the

Thank you for explaining the ways you want to use the powerful Web 2.0 tools to battle violence and make the world better. I appreciate the collectivism you express in saying that you don't have to be a victim to advocate on their behalf and improve their lives. I can tell through your writing that you have lots of action-oriented plans spinning in your head, which you allude to in your article. I would have loved to see more specifics about them--remember that every journal article is its own small world.

Good luck!
Emma

Saving Angel's picture

Thanks so much!

First of all, thank you so much Emma for taking the time to read my post! Yes you are right - I do have a lot of plans jumbeled up in my head! Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with them all but I have a solid support group who is always there to bring me back down to earth. They help me plan out my goals and assist me in achieving each one.

I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to include more information on my plans. Actually, I'm just dealing with a lot of stuff right now (death in the family and then my grandmother is in the hospital) so, it's been difficult for me to find the time to write my responses to the assignments. I was just more concerned about getting my assignment handed in on time!

I will definitely write more about my efforts on WP so that you all can hear more about them! Recently I was a speaker at a violence against women seminar, and I'm going to be a part of a charity show tomorrow.

Thank you again for your support!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

EmmaKWin's picture

I am sorry you are dealing

I am sorry you are dealing with so much personal complexity. My comment was more a guiding force for future journalism you may engage in through World Pulse or otherwise. Good luck with your projects, it is clear you are doing exceptional work despite personal adversity.

Best!
Emma

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you for the support!

Thank you so much Emma for your support. It means a lot to know that someone is so kind enough to share a shoulder of support! And it was much appreciated! I will definitely try to expand more in my writing. Its actually somethng I'm pretty good at once I have the space (larger word count/margin). Thank you so much again and good luck to you as well!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

I appreciated the originality of connecting a piece of literature with your vision and passion. I agree that many may not have to necessarily experience struggle or pain to be affected by it. A nice reminder that although we may posses very different histories, we stand together with a common goal. Looking forward to reading more from you, and seeing what changes to place by caring for others.

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

Listener
Sister-Mentor
@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you so much!

Michelle, first of all I just want to say thank you for taking the time to read my piece! I truly wanted to stay connected to my roots and to what originally gave me faith, belief and hope for a better future! I think we definitely all have common goals in the end especially because we see the dark side to reality as it is now.

I look forward to reading some of your pieces as well!!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

kpisinski's picture

Good use of catch phrases

Good article and writing. Good luck to you!

Kim

Saving Angel's picture

Thanks!

Thank you so much!! I'm trying my best!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

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