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VOF Week 2: (My Voice Coming to Birth)

"Hey, will you stop wasting your time and energy? We can bet this is an ordinary job application and believe it, those people will not even have the courtesy to send you a regret letter!", chorused most of my friends whom i had shared with about the 'call for voices of our future application'. I had received the mail from one of the women network of which I am a member.

But how could i listen to them? The uniqueness of the mail 'voices of the future' and the urgency to spread out my voice that i had tried for a while and failed (I had tried posting several opinionated pieces but they had always ended up on the shelves somewhere). That fact alone had made me want to go for it however the risks as warned by my friends. And my joy could not be compared with anything after i visited and explored pulsewire.

First, which ordinary job application could allow you to be able to create and own a journal, a place you own and share views with others? Just like a blog, this to me was a unique feature that could develop one's talent and strengthen the voice almost free of charge! And you should have seen my joy when i got almost instant, encouraging comments about my profile.. That alone made me believe that someone is watching me, that someone is keenly watching my voice. After all, as it turned out, it was not a story book where you read and keep the knowledge!

And as i chorused my voice more and more together with my fellow women in the world after a while, i realized that i will never regret it; leave alone get a regret letter after a failed job application! i relized that in order to rise up and oppose the unopposed, the pulsewire platform was enough... i could be able to raise my voice with courage and in solidarity with others, we could transform the world.

And did i tell you that i also wanted to be a poet? Nope! But with the poetry and writing group that i have joined, perhaps i will realize that dream too. With pulsewire and the new media, i have found a place where i can post my writings and be sure that someone will read me, this being due to pulsewire's unique editorial style.

So as i get strongly engaged with pulsewire, i always know that i will never regret my decision to join... it is a place to grow, a place that can help me achieve my vision... independence of mind, i can shout about social injustices. And through this, we can together change the society.


gillian's picture

Good for you!

It takes an extra measure of hope and courage to ignore a chorus of "don't bother," and forge ahead. I wish you the very best. I would love to hear more about your daily life in Kenya.

JCalbery's picture

Remarks for Assignment One

I enjoyed reading your post and learning about the journey that has led you to this community and would love to hear more about how this journey fits with your greater personal visions. I think that you are inspiring to all of us who are thinking about taking a risk or trying something new!

JaniceW's picture


We are so thrilled that you found us as you have opened our eyes to the issues and challenges facing youth and women in Kenya. You have a wonderful way of bringing complex issues down to a human level, where we are touched in ways we would not be if reading a newspaper article. Your sense of humour also comes out in your posts but without demeaning or minimising the issue at hand. I am so happy that you followed your heart and joined VOF, as although there may only be a few comments, there are many members reading your posts, absorbing your words and taking a moment in their day to consider your ideas. Don't stop writing and I look forward to reading your poetry. Best wishes,

Joannes's picture


Janice, you inspire me alot through your coments to my posts. Surely, i could not just let a golden chance like that pass by. Thanks so much.

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