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Ain't no sunshine when she's gone...

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♫ And this PulseWire house just ain't no home anytime she goes away♫ :-)

It has truly been a pleasure writing, reading, exploring and exchanging ideas and learning from all of you.

Thanks. Merci. Shukran. Gracias. Obridgada. *Insert a 'thanks' in your language of choice here*

As this application process comes to a close, I'm reminded of the song 'Ain't no sunshine' ( To listen to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xzDhLvhgQw) because these past few weeks have been filled with natural light, in this online PulseWire home we've created. In many ways, it would be sad to just see this home turn into a house, unoccupied and dusty because its family is not there to fill it with warmth and good conversations.

I sincerely hope this momentum keeps going because it is inspiring!
I've been inspired... to "get behind the mic."

I'm delving back into community radio. Yup, I'm planning to start a segment on a local feminist community radio program called The Third Wave. In this segment, I'll be putting the spotlight on cool and interesting young feminist initiatives from around the world. My first segment starts May 14th. Very excited! I'm humbly asking for YOUR help with two things:

1- What should I name this segment? Your creative suggestions would be much appreciated!!!
2- What cool, young women-led projects should I highlight from your part of the world? I'm looking for names of organizations, names + contact info, stories... :) Message me if you have suggestions.

Finally, it seems ideas posted on this group journal get traction so I'm throwing a fun idea I had late last night and I'm hoping you can contribute to it. I originally posted this in the sharing ideas section.
It's called: "Picture happiness. What do you see?" Find out more by clicking here: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/solutions/70263

Looking forward to your suggestions and ideas.

♫ And I know, I know, I know, I know...this PulseWire family home ain't just a house ♫

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Maya Norton's picture

Nelly, will your segments be

Nelly, will your segments be available via podcasts so we'll be able to hear them too (fingers crossed)?

Sounds like a great next step. Good luck and go forth! Please keep us updated.

~ Maya

Nelly Bassily's picture

Yes!

Hi Maya,
Thank you for your comment. Yes, the segments (and the entire radio show in which I'll have this segment) will be available online through live streaming on chuo.com and as a podcast on archive.org
Stay tuned for more details...
And, if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them :-)
Many thanks,
-Nelly

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Maya Norton's picture

Sounds good. Looking forward

Sounds good. Looking forward to hearing them and supporting you.

~ Maya

Nelly Bassily's picture

First segment!

My first segment will be on May 14th :-) Stay tuned!!!

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Nelly Bassily's picture

First segment successful

Hi Maya,
Today, I delved back into radio. It felt great. I updated the picture on this post, which reflects just how happy I was to be behind the mic again. As soon as I have an audio link to my global feminism segment, I'll update this page.
Many thanks for your support,
-Nelly

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Maya Norton's picture

Oh, great Nelly. Can't wait

Oh, great Nelly. Can't wait to check it out. Thanks for remembering. You look so happy.

~ Maya

Nelly Bassily's picture

Podcast links

Hi Maya,
At long last, I have podcast links. :) My first two segments on CHUO 89,1FM's The Third Wave have finally been posted as podcasts online :-) If you are interested, you can have a listen here: http://archive.org/details/TheThirdWaveOnChuo89.1fm-May142013 (my segment starts at minute 30:53)
http://archive.org/details/TheThirdWaveOnChuo89.1fm-May282013 (my segments starts at minute 45:06)

Thanks so much again for your support and encouragement (I'm going to keep this going on a bi-weekly basis)
Cheers,
-Nelly

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Maya Norton's picture

Yay, can't wait. :)

Yay, can't wait. :) Congratulations on this important step, Nelly.

~ Maya

loretta's picture

No sunshine indeed!

There won't be any sunshine indeed, we just have to get a lasso and hold sunshine WP down.

Keep us informed about the Radio Segment, at the moment I have no ideas.

Loretta.

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

Nelly Bassily's picture

:)

I like the idea of holding down the sunshine but hopefully the sun will keep shining bright because the WP home will stay full, with more women caring and sharing.
Cheers,
-N

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Aysha Ibrahim's picture

Excited

wow I am excited. and thinking on name of segment it should be unique, meaningful and inspirational. let me think as i come up with any cool idea i will let you know.My all best wishes are with you and i am always there to help you.
best of luck

Great! Looking forward to the cool idea and great to know you're there to help, sister :)

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Hi Aysha,
If you think of a cool name for the segment...let me know. I'll be behind the mic very soon.
Cheers,
-Nelly

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Yessi Writes's picture

Hmmm

I'm not that creative, but maybe playing around with a couple of words you brought up.

Females
Feminine
Movements

Femilution
Fems Making Moves
Feminition

As for projects to highlight... I always check bitchmedia.org, they have tons of cool stuff and update often, and getting a tumblr and checking the feminism/feminist tag on there could prob be helpful in the future (just be ready to shift through derailments, etc.)

Can't wait to hear it, keep us updated!

Nelly Bassily's picture

Thanks Yessi!

Thanks for your suggestions. I've been throwing different ideas at the show's host. I think we're going with something really simple like: "Let's talk global feminism"
Thanks for the suggestion about bitchmedia.org
If there's something in your part of the world that you'd like to see highlighted...Just send me a line. I'm always open to ideas.
Will definitely keep you posted.
Many thanks again,
-Nelly

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Yessi...I rocked the mic today and did my first interview for the global feminist radio segment. The photo above reflects just how much radio really does rock my world. I forgot how much I liked live interviews. The segment went well and I'll post a link to the interview here once I have it.
Thanks again for your suggestions and support.
-Nelly

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

ola.mahadi's picture

good luck sister

Updates Neily how is it going?

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

Ola dear,
It's going great. I was on the radio today and it felt good to be behind the mic again. I updated the photo on this post. It's a picture of me at the station, rocking the mic. :-) As soon as I have the link to the audio interview I did, I will post it on here. Thanks again for your support. It means a lot to me!
Your sister,
-Nelly

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Nelly Bassily's picture

Podcast links!

Dear Ola,

At long last, I have podcast links. :) My first two segments on CHUO 89,1FM's The Third Wave have finally been posted as podcasts online :-) If you are interested, you can have a listen here: http://archive.org/details/TheThirdWaveOnChuo89.1fm-May142013 (my segment starts at minute 30:53)
http://archive.org/details/TheThirdWaveOnChuo89.1fm-May282013 (my segments starts at minute 45:06)

Thanks so much again for your support and encouragement (I'm going to keep this going on a bi-weekly basis)
Cheers,
-Nelly

Nelly Bassily
"We must become the change we want to see in the world"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

corinnawhite's picture

Can we help each other?

Hi, So inspired by you. I'm currently building a 'Youth Blog' seeking young people to do fun blogs about issues which affect their future.

Maybe you could put a call out for me... I will interview the bloggers and set them up with a spot or series of spots depending upon their passion.

I'd be happy to pass my young women on to you for your radio spots of course... I know I'm in the presence of rainbow kids; world-changers....

The issues to be discussed on the blog are all related to Gaia hypothesis... quantum, environmental, animal rights, humanitarian, evolution vs devolutionary practice. Love. World peace. Basically taking on all the issues we older generations have screwed up. The blog is called 'Honey I killed the Planet' and it aims at putting a humerous No-body's fault, everybody's responsibility angle on what we have done to our planet presented by Under 25's... I will also be looking to use the blog to raise funds to get parents, carers and teachers... and kids in need, on empowerment workshops...

Take a look at my webpage if you get a moment plz.... http://www.mindyoga.com.au/a/About-Us

Mwah xxxx

BUHENDWA NEEMA's picture

courage et felcitation!

courage et felcitation!

neema

ZIRUKA BALANGALIZA's picture

Salut

Merci que DIUE vous benisse

ZIRUKA

SHAMIM AHAMED's picture

looking a good friend

i am a proffessional journalist looking a good friend and want to share with people.

Soumya Vilekar's picture

Wonderful

It all sounds wonderful and energetic! To get on to start behind the mic and share with the world the best and bold...
The first segment will be awaited patiently and thoroughly interesting. To invite and listen to people from all over the world,with their initiatives,ventures,campaigns,efforts..Everything shall count in...
My best wishes to you for the same,
Soumya

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