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Message from a thankful activist

As I have said before, I see myself as a restless activist. I find fulfillment and joy when I see even the slightest advancement in a cause I am fighting for, and I would like to make other people feel the same way.

I imagine a world where people will coexist peacefully. I long for the day when fighting for our rights won't be necessary anymore, because we will all have access to the same opportunities and we will all have the same rights. A community full of life, where every single person matters, is something I aspire to and that I work for.

The globalisation of ICTs has changed the way we relate to others, for bad and for good. For bad, because our 'online life' could lead us to situations where we are exposing us at risk of being harassed or bullied. However, the good may be greater: we have opportunities such as this one, where we can be listened and we are encouraged to raise our voices. In my vision of the world, initiatives like this can only improve the way we share, and all of us are invited to join.

I wish to become a Voices of Our Future Correspondent because I am convinced that the positive consequences of globalisation could be enhanced and spread through a platform like this. As a journalist and a communicator, I aspire to improve my skills in order to help other girls and women to raise their voices. But most important, I want to be part of this collective empowering experience and I want to share the joy of being an activist - even if it's online. Through this whole month I have had the opportunity to exchange with other girls from around the world, to tell them about my country, and to listen to their concerns. So, if I have reached them, I feel as if I could reach the whole world.

During this four weeks, I had the opportunity to write and express myself about personal concerns that I have identified as pressing issues in my country. Education, gender parity and recovering our historical memory are work-in-progress, and we need more voices that will help to raise awareness. I sincerely hope I will have the chance to do this through the Voices of Our Future training program, and I am thankful for this thorough experience.

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Debra K Adams MA's picture

love it

Keep going, continue your life's work, whether you are a selected here or not...this process has taught me that we are all citizen journalists. Stay in touch, I would enjoy learning more from you about your life!

"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

barbarella's picture

Thanks!

Oh, I'm sure I will Debra! It feels just great writing for the community and telling you about my country!

Dear Barbarella,

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I enjoyed reading your article. I can relate to your vision of the future and I congratulate you for your passion and drive towards working to make your vision a reality and making real change not only in your community but in the world. You demonstrate great leadership skills and I hope to hear more from you and your work.

Thank you again.

Warm regards,

Isabel

barbarella's picture

Thank you Isabel. I hope to

Thank you Isabel. I hope to enhance such leadership skills in order to contribute to my community better. All this experience in World Pulse has been splendid, and I'm thankful for it!

All the best,

B.

Barbarella- Your passion for this movement is undeniable. Your vision for progress and change is evident. You have big dreams, and a big voice. Your desire for connection comes through this article, and I am so glad that you have made many yourself through this process.

This has been a challenging, yet exhilarating month, and I am so glad you took part. I truly appreciated the quote "I wish to become a Voices of Our Future Correspondent because I am convinced that the positive consequences of globalisation could be enhanced and spread..."

I look forward to connecting with you further within this platform, and to what you will do as you follow your vision. All the best to you!

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

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@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

barbarella's picture

Dear Michelle,

Thanks for your message. You're right, it has been a challenging but exhilarating month. I have re-discovered the passionate writer in me, and that thanks to the World Pulse community.
I will keep connected to the platform, no doubt! And I hope we will have the chance to share more visions and experiences.
Peace,

Barbara

wowitsjackie's picture

Thank you for sharing! I

Thank you for sharing! I agree with you that there are so much potential to harness the positive improvements that increasing globalization could bring. Empowering your peers and encouraging others to take on activism on this online forum are admirable accomplishments.

Keep writing!

Best,

Jackie

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