VOF Week 1: (Weaving the Thread called Women's Lives)
In every corner of the world there is a woman weaving: a story, a dream, a life. She is not alone. When she cries, someone cries with her. When she laughs, someone laughs with her. When she talks, someone listens. When she listens, someone is ready to talk. In every corner of the world she finds an ally, a sister, a friend, a mother, a daughter, and together they celebrate what it is to be a woman. They find their similarities which bind them close. They find their differences still connected. Women, naturally, love to talk and what better way to share stories with a larger group than web 2.0? We bring issues at home, in the church, in the society to the web because we find solution in talking about the problems. We create, impart, absorb wisdom from women we hardly know but we get to trust because the way they talk or write their journals is enough to make them lovable and understandable. It really does not matter where you come from because all of us share an equal space on the web. Web 2.0 therefore creates a platform for women to act, react and inter-act with each other. We share opportunities. We help bridge gaps made by illiteracy and misinformation. We lower the volume of the dominant and oppressive voice by amplifying the voice that has long been silenced.
What I like about this web 2.0 and especially on PulseWire is that I know that what I read is no nonsense, and what I should write about is not just a clamor for glamor or popularity. I read and write important issues that are personal and social, political and spiritual. I read and write responsibly, critically, wisely and emotionally. But I don’t have to be a professional writer. I don’t have to be a specialist or a scholar to write something that matters. I just need to have an open heart and an open mind. I enjoy reading inspirational stories from women across the globe. I enjoy traveling with them even vicariously. I would like to see different points of view, to hear distinct voices, to feel the complexities of a woman’s feelings, to think uniquely or similarly as other women. Just to be me. Just to be a woman. Just to be with women, this time, this space. I am just one of the many. I am one with the many.
By weaving my own stories, my own dreams, my own life and impart them with women who care, who think, who love, I feel in every fiber of my being that I am guided in my journey to all aspects of a woman—spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, psychological and so on. I will surely find women who are willing to transmit their creative intelligence to me, so that I, too, will be better and more confident in writing, in speaking and in living as a woman.