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ABout Me

I am an American woman who has had a very fortunate life, not without trials, failures and sadness but definitely fortunate. I have had freedom, education, food, and shelter for my entire life. I have been a stay at home mom for over 14yrs. Although I believe raising your children is the most important job a woman can do, I also believe all are not so lucky to be able to do this.
Im involved in many charities, presently I'm the chairperson for the annual Walk For Darfur in Los Angeles. We are hoping to have 3000ppl seen and heard to creat awareness and funds to help with the genocide in Darfur. Growing up as a Jewish person I was told never to stand idly by.
I also have been involved in counseling women and teens at a non profit center. My most rewarding volunteer work was as a rape crisis counselor. The first person that a victim saw after their attack was me. I didn't say much, but my arms around them said enough.
Most recently I traveled to India with a group that gives grants to NGO's who are trying to make a difference in the life of many people. I met Muslim woman who are fighting years and years of a male dominated society. They are learning they have rights and are strong beautiful woman. I met children who are homeless and are learning to write and read on the train platforms where they work begging.
These people are amazing individuals who want to see change . Before India I traveled to Africa, where again I saw woman who started micro crediting in their village. I met women who convinced their tribal leader to abolish female genital mutilation.
So as I lay my head down to sleep at night, I can't stop thinking of how I need to make a difference.....one person at a time. I hope PulseWire will put me in touch with others who together can make a difference....one person at a time.

Comments

Maria de Chirikof's picture

hi

I smiled as I read your post, it is always great to meet caring woman such as yourself. I love that thought of helping one person at a time. I also think that if we can provide the encouragement and love a woman needs who is about to take that first step but is scared then we have helped even if it does not seem like much at the time. I think it is a truer and more lasting change and one that will have that ripple effect where it spreads to other woman and through them to the men and children. I think it will help those who want life to be different but not sure how to do it see it happen with one person and want to know "how" and see it is starting with changing your thoughts first. How it is totally in her power since she alone knows and controls her thoughts it is a feeling of hope for her. Please keep on with your beautiful work!

Maria

Genice Jacobs's picture

hey there

So great to have your voice on Pulsewire. It's been cool to read how your travels have affected you and expanded your heart, which was big to begin with. I love hearing your stories and your huge commitment. It's inspiring and reaffirming for me. Travel in the developing world has a way of getting beneath your skin and inspiring a passionate desire to do something, anything to help improve the world. It's just that the problems are so big and the world is so complex. I find it hard to know where to jump in. But, I'm learning that all you can do is pitch in and see where the connect takes you. You never know how much of an impact you are making and sometime your most influential moments are the ones you never hear about... the people you've touched and how your touch somehow led to their transformation and their ability to touch and help others transform.

Enjoy the journey.

Genice

Genice Jacobs
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malayapinas's picture

Hi! I really wish there are

Hi! I really wish there are more American women as well as men who have this snesitivity to the sufferring people of the world especially to the developing countries. Please keep up the spirit burning in you! Can you be my friend?

best regards,
malayapinas

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