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VOF Week 2: (WE ARE IN SYNC)

World Pulse Media is pleased to announce a Call for Applicants for Voices of Our Future, an exciting new international women’s correspondent network. I received this in my inbox on Friday 10th of February 2009, and logged on the website to see what it was all about.

I joined world pulse, unsure of what I was getting myself into. But I joined it anyway, and I posted my first journal. I was nervous when I met successful experienced confident women raising their voices (I am the shy kind) but the response was humbling, there was a team ready to help me and direct me around the website: “tell us more about yourself, post a photo or an imagine that you feel expresses you, meet people” I was advise by the world pulse team, this I did. “Join the voices of the future applicants”, I was further, advised, and here I am.

I was all-alone at the beginning of the journey that was world pulse, unsure of myself, but now I am part of a community with a live pulse, raising my voice, in harmonious unison with fellow women. The comments I received and the remarkable articles I read and the groups I joined have nurtured my confidence.

Due to unavoidable circumstances I could not access the Internet as frequently as I would have loved to for three weeks, and I kept wondering, what women in world pulse were up to? Will I be left behind?

When I finally came back online, I was amazed. There were so many people around the globe to meet, so much to learn. I have read stories from women from practically all around the world. Its growing I thought, it roots are not only going deeper but also further.

See, this is what flows in me. I like challenging, criticizing, encouraging and empowering through simple stories. I find it more interesting and captivating. I have written a manuscript of a novel that is in the final stages of publication, which tells a story of a young girl, a mother, and a young woman struggling to live her dream. I am also trying to run a blog page, (and I need to put more effort in this). So when I met world pulse I connected with it. See, its pulse was at the same rhythm with mine. I met women who share my dreams and my passion.

When I write I know that I am not only speaking for myself but also for those women and girls who do not have the opportunity to do so, YET. This is part of my responsibility, and thank you world pulse for providing another platform for me and for women around the world.

Comments

LauraB's picture

IN SYNC

It's really amazing how one thing leads to another. You took a step to join PulseWire, became an VOF applicant, sharing your voice and now you are among many women raising their voices in unison in the midst of song. I felt your post was very personal and it touched me in my heart. I will be so interested to hear about what happens with your novel. You will be sure to keep us posted on its development, won't you?

I love your line- I know that I am not only speaking for myself but also for those women and girls who do not have the opportunity to do so, YET. You are here and will bring many others- I am sure of that!

Keep writing, I will be reading and listening.

Warm wishes,

Laura

cad_communication's picture

You know what. I do not go

You know what. I do not go into town on Saturday and Sunday and during these two days, I also feel like I'm missing the Voices on Pulse Wire.
Since the day i joined Pulse Wire, I now skip lunch and use the money for internet. The women at the Internet cafe now know me by name and i have had the chance to tell them about World Pulse. I can say I'm adicted. I feel I'm part of the community. I can't stop thinking about world pulse and I know how you must have felt when you could not log in for three weeks.
I hope World Pulse will not send the next assignment during Easter. I won't have access to the internet because i am travelling to the rural areas and there is no electricity and internet cafes are a luxury. I will mis of the voices during Easter.

Gertrude

You know what. I do not go into town on Saturday and Sunday and during these two days, I also feel like I'm missing the Voices on Pulse Wire.
Since the day i joined Pulse Wire, I now skip lunch and use the money for internet. The women at the Internet cafe now know me by name and i have had the chance to tell them about World Pulse. I can say I'm adicted. I feel I'm part of the community. I can't stop thinking about world pulse and I know how you must have felt when you could not log in for three weeks.
I hope World Pulse will not send the next assignment during Easter. I won't have access to the internet because i am travelling to the rural areas and there is no electricity and internet cafes are a luxury. I will miss voices of all the women during Easter.

Gertrude

Margot's picture

Thanks!

Hello there,

My name is Margot and I am one of your listeners for the VOF program. I really enjoyed reading your second assignment. I really enjoyed how you made the connection with your pulse aligning with the pulse of this network's mission. Very exciting about your manuscript. Keep us posted on the progress with your book!

Thanks for sharing!
Margot

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