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Reflections on Module 2

Once again I find myself struggling with the feelings of actually being far from the front lines, a feeling that fills me with immense sadness. I might be physically away from my country, but my heart and mind are there. I wake up each day feeling blessed to be amongst all of you wonderful ladies, and having amazing mentors, who are helping me in this journey.

Module 2 was a particularly difficult one for me for a few reason. One is the feelings of being distant.
The second reason is that I am very passionate about the topic of fighting sexual assault, rape and harassment in Sudan; a topic of great importance which is overlooked in Sudanese society. We take so much pride in our culture that we tend to exclude what we fear as "inappropriate". I think this view needs to be changed. I had to fight through feelings of despair and frustration as I was writing my piece.
The third, is that the topic in itself was hard. Capturing the essence of what I wanted to convey and finding the right words was a bit hard, but having great mentors helped me in being able to phrase it correctly so that I can create my piece.
I was able to overcome all this by taking comfort in the fact that what I am doing here will one day bring good changes to the women in Sudan, and that I echo their voice here.
So thank you wonderful ladies, and thank you Lisa, and Victoria!

XOXOXOXO

Anab

Comments

Wendyiscalm's picture

Where ARE you?

Hi Anab,

Where ARE you?

I liked what you wrote because it gave me (and others I am sure) the opportunity to feel what a person feels when they are doing module 2 which is something I have never seen written about before. So, you are a pioneer ! Haha.

Thank you for giving us this rare glimpse into the mind of an uncertain, yet inspiring, person.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

anab87j9's picture

Hello Wendy, I am glad you

Hello Wendy,
I am glad you feel that way about my piece. Thank you for reading. I am currently living in the United States, but I am originally from Sudan. I am glad that at least I get the chance to go and experience what it is like.

Wendyiscalm's picture

Thanks for answering my

Thanks for answering my message. WHERE in the USA are you?

Ubuntu,

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

anab87j9's picture

Ooops! It sort of escaped my

Ooops! It sort of escaped my mind that there are 50 states. Haha! I am in the state of California.

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