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Some of my most memorable reads..

Hey guys! I've wanted to do this for a while, so I figured now would be the perfect time to do it since we have officially finished our assignments.

I would love if you all could add to this list of amazing pieces that we've all read throughout our VOF journey. Here are some of my favorite (I have included the WP name of the authors at the end of the quote).

I have no problem with mockery. I have no problem with patriarchy. I have no problem even with traditional customs and beliefs. But I have a problem with people violating other people’s rights. When the media starts reporting the names of victims without any inch of respect and or consent from them, then it is guilty of contributing to the victim’s loss as incalculable as it is unnecessary. The media only adds to the victim’s feeling of shock, horror, sorrow, rage and disillusionment. - cscabrido

Here is a poem, to my sisters across the world,
I may not have experienced the feeling of being born into war.
I may not know enough of your lands, which to me, are all afar.
I may not have seen my country snatched out of my hands by another.
I may not have known what it feels in a place where no one could bother.
I may not know what it is like when your country remains in the throes of war year after year.
I may not know what it feels to be in a state of constantly enforced hurt, anger or even fear.
I may not have known how it feels to be forced to give up education because I am a girl.
I may not have any idea how it must feel to be forcibly veiled in a canvas furl.
I may have no idea of how it feels to see your society crumble,
I may have no idea what it feels to always face trouble.
I may have no clue.
That may be true.
But,
Dear Sister,
I have this blister,
Of pain at all that you – kirthijay

"A cousin in an unhappy abusive marriage stays put because it is culturally unacceptable for a woman to leave her husband's house. An unmarried friend decides not to further her education because an enlightened woman with high educational qualifications wards off potential suitors. I realised I knew very few women who had allowed their 'self' to thrive." - Petunia007

PulseWire gave me that comfort. Here there was a group of women, strong beautiful women that had voices. Everyone had been through trials of their own and yet we can all meet here and chat for a brief moment. Reading all of the other stories inspired me. Brought me to a much better place. - chargerrose7

"But I changed my mind! No! Not about joining. But about whom I want to be on this forum. At first I registered using my blogging pseudonym, but reconsidered. I want MY voice to be heard." - Aminah
Finally, we got to talk about their educational struggles wayback in primary school. This time, tears rolled as they recount their bitter experiences as children; battling between going to school, going to farm, and facing a wild class teacher who beats pupils indiscriminately. - Nakinti

All of a sudden, the head of their village turns up before them, and snatches their doll in a swipe. He chides the little girls and then tells them the harsh truth. This is no doll. It is a baby girl that was once alive. Run along, he tells them, or meet the same fate […] The part of the narrative of socio-economic growth that they do not realize is that educating a girl is the equivalent of educating the family. They do not realize that by igniting the fire of knowledge in a girl, they are creating a critical future: where their offspring and subsequent generations will enjoy the benefit of an education […] And yet, there are some pretty plants that grow through the concrete. They break the iron-fisted clamp of deprivation and make their way through” – kirthijay

Thanks to my doc
Funny rocks
Better than an apple-a-day
To keep harm at bay
Dollop of brainpower
Sprinkle of soul powder
Spoonful of bravery
Prescription for discovery…
Makes a courageous lady! – Stacey Rozen

My professional journey was never smooth. I am a rebel. I have struggled against discrimination. Opportunities are denied. Potential goes unrecognized. A dalit is merely a “quotawala” (slang used for the one who access reservation in education and jobs without having skill or potential according to non-dalits). – Bhavna

Someone said the richest places on earth are graveyards. This is because in them lie books that were never written, stories that were never told and great minds that were suppressed. – Precious M
When we were small,we learned how to start a fire by focusing sunlight through a magnifying glass. Sunlight alone, could not start the fire. It had to be focused through the magnifying glass. This basic principle reflects in the vision of our lives. It must be focused, to produce results. – Mukut

Comments

kirthijay's picture

I am so moved my dear friend

I am so moved my dear friend <3 <3 For me, EACH post of YOURS go on my list!

Saving Angel's picture

Feelings are mutual! <3

Thank you so much Kirthi! I feel so blessed to have been able to meet you and to have had the chance to read your amazing work!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

kirthijay's picture

<3 <3 <3 <3

<3 <3 <3 <3

kirthijay's picture

THANK YOU <3

THANK YOU <3

Sophie's picture

lovely

I have read very memorable quotes and words, and inspired

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

Saving Angel's picture

I know right!

It's so amazing to sit back and reflect upon all the amazing pieces we have been given the opportunity to read over these past few weeks. It feels like just the other day we were all anticipating the release of our first assignment!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Mukut's picture

Sweet gesture

Am humbled. Very sweet and kind of you. Each post of yours and others have touched me in some way.

Thank you so much dear.

Love

Mukut Ray

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you!

Thank you so much Mukut! I'm so honored to have been able to become your friend and read your amazing work!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Gracious's picture

Sweat gesture indeed

It's been along journey there've been various challenges but i'm happy we've reached this far. Let's keep the fire burning and continue doing what we do best.

Love

Saving Angel's picture

Most Definitely!

I believe we can most definitely keep the fire burning! Together we're an amazing bunch of women who have such inspirational stories of determination, strength and courage! We can definitely move mountains together!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Petunia007's picture

so honoured

Thanks for the mention. I always looked forward to your heartwarming comments. It has been a worthwhile experience during this VOF application and I hope this sisterhood here on worldpulse will continue to thrive.

Saving Angel's picture

My pleasure!

It's my pleasure! I feel the same way about your amazing pieces of art! It has definitely been such a eye opening experience and I'm sure our sisterhood will continue to grow without a doubt!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Aminah's picture

very creative :)

This is such a beautiful way of doing it.
Honoring words and thoughts that made an impact :)

Glad to see me up there too.

When I get time from marking the essays that I am doing now, I will try and attempt something similar.

Salaam
Aminah

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you!

I thought it would be a good way to express my love and respect for you all! I'm sorry that I didn't get the chance to read every single one of the posts. My plan is to go back and try and read some more along the way! You're pieces were definitely some of my favorite

Salaam <3
Much love & respect xoxoxo

Maya Norton's picture

Honoring Our Sisters

Great idea. Links too please if you have them handy.

~ Maya

Saving Angel's picture

Thanks!

Hey Maya,

I will definitely get the links for you and I'll send them off to you when I get a chance!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Maya Norton's picture

Ah, no, don't do it for me.

Ah, no, don't do it for me. Just a thought in general so that if you want to look at them in a few months from now when it's not so fresh in your mind, it will be easier.

~ Maya

Precious M's picture

Thanks darling

I am honored to know that I wrote something that is memorable to you.
I must say there are a lot of great writers here on World Pulse.

Best regards,
Precious

My pen speaks

Saving Angel's picture

Pleasure is all mine!`

It is such a blessing to have met someone like you! & I definitely agree with you! There are so many amazing authors who paint such detailed & emotionally-filled pictures with their words!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Stella Danso's picture

So Touched

Happy to be linked with great women like you.

Saving Angel's picture

As am I!

I'm honored to know wonderful individuals like yourself!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Nakinti's picture

You are a darling!

Dear Saving Angel,
I am humbled.
Thank you for thinking about one beautiful quote of mine...that same quote means a lot to me.
I must say I very much admire every word of your writings, and can't stop loving all the wonderful women who who have written all the beautiful stories here...I love you all.
Thanks Love.
Sending you Labour Day greetings from Bamenda - Cameroon.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

Saving Angel's picture

& You're a Star!

It's one of my favorites! It moved me so much when I first read it - totally touched my heart and reminded me of so much. Thank you so much for your kind words of love and appreciation! I definitely feel the same way about the many other lovely women I have come into contact with!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Tina Young's picture

Good selection

Hi Saving Angle,
Can see you did not just read articles but took care of and saved the important lines. i might not have read some of the articles with those lines but bringing them back has been like a refresher course. Good selection.
Tina Young

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you!

Yes you're right Tina! These quotes serve as a refresher and a reminder of the potential we have within us!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Sharontina's picture

Tribute

My dear Saving Angel,
That's a wonderful tribute you are making to the wonderful sisters who stood there to amplify your voices. It shows that the journey has not ended but just begun. I believe more and more voices comeforth to represent a thousand of them. Wishing the best and only the best.

Much love

Merlin Sharontina

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you!!

Thank you so much Sharontina! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. I think it's always important that we recognize the women in our lives who have made such lasting impact.

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Minakshi's picture

consolidation

A very good consolidation of all WP authors.
Felt nice reading it.
Minakshi

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you!

Thank you Minakshi! I had high hopes that everyone would enjoy it!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

Therese kasindi's picture

Wonderful, your post

Wonderful, your post is.
Courage and see you on line!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you!

Thank you so much Therese! I look forward to communicating with you as well!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

ola.mahadi's picture

nice idea

Dear sister this so nice of you reflecting on other sisters stories i have read most of them but it is good to have such post here to reflect on outr post.
Keep this spirit up
And stay connected
Salam
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

Saving Angel's picture

Thank you!

Thank you so much for sharing such kind words of appreciation! I've always felt like its so important to pay tribute to the other women in our lives who leave imprints in our heart. These amazing women among many others have left a lasting impression on me. This is just my way of saying thank you for inspiring me to continue on!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

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