VOF Week 1: ( Web 2.0 helps me being the woman I want to be)
The Web 2.0 is absolutely a life changing tool (if one might call it tool). It is an instrument that not only helps people communicate, but also makes that communication strong, powerful and heard. It helps us to understand the importance of our voice and our thought.
As a young person and a young woman living in the 21st century I must admit that the web is definitely big part of my life and it definitely shapes my character and personality. One might ask how. It is simple, it gives me an opportunity to show that even that I am a women coming from a post-conflict region that is in a process of democratization and development I can still read, write, type, think, be independent and express myself. And I can simply do that with the help of the web. And moreover I can connect with other women and other people and share my story with them, feel their support or accept their critics. The web gives me an opportunity to show who I am, and that is nothing more and nothing less, but a woman that wants her voice to be heard, a woman that wants to show that she has something to say and she can contribute to the family, to the community and to the world. I am just a woman that wants to show that she can and I don’t want people to shut my mouth just because I am woman and just because I am young. Every human being has some wisdom in itself. Every human being deserves respect and not a hand over the mouth.
Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to see that so many women can read what I write, that so many women from every single place of the world can unite with me, just by reading my simple, yet real thoughts, thoughts that come directly from the heart? It is fascinating how by reading every single post I know that I am not alone, but there are others just like me, that want to do more and others that will achieve what they’ve started.
I feel the need and the enthusiasm to write, just because I know that someone will read and someone will appreciate my thoughts. I feel happy to know that my thoughts are not going to be a non-sense, but an encouragement to myself and to the others. I feel self-confident because I have my own voice and each and every day I learn how to listen to it and I learn how to use it. This is the first step and it won’t be the last. I promise.