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VOF Week 4: (I Can Feel the Pulse beating Wildly in Me)

Almost every day in my life, something happens that makes me remember just how fortunate I am. I have had the opportunity to be what I want to be. This feeling is always accompanied with another one – sorrow for those who have not had this opportunity and the desire to help them. And when I think about the millions of others in my country and in the world, deprived of opportunity by no fault of theirs, I am overwhelmed. How can I help them? I am just one woman. I certainly cannot change the world. And then I am reminded of the Chinese saying, ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step.’ So I take that one step forward, helping whoever can, however I can.

Journalism is what I have always wanted to do. I realised the power of the communication very early during my training be it by radio, newspaper, television and recently the internet. Used badly it could cause unspeakable damage – like the Radio Mille Collins in Rwanda. Used correctly, it can bring about change for the better.

I have never believed in gender roles. When I was a child, I always did things that “only boys could do.” By sixteen, some older vigilant persons already called me a feminist. If by feminist they meant standing up against injustice done to women for no reason other than the fact that they are women, I stand guilty as charged.

I know I want to have a meaningful career. I want to be an inspiration to others. I want to tell the stories of those with no voice. I want to throw light unto the darkness that has blinded them for so long. I want to break the chains of injustice that has held women in my community prisoner for ages. If I can tell the stories of women in my community and draw attention to the things that matter, I figure that I will be contributing to their empowerment. I do that as a journalist for local media. But being a correspondent would propel me into wider spectrum. It would mean touching the lives of many on a global scale.

I think this pretty much sums up why I want to be a correspondent for WorldPulse. I believe in WorldPulse and I know that it can change the lives of women all over the world. I have some kind of buzz with me already. Usually I find myself longing for the next time I would get the opportunity to get on the internet and read what new articles my friends may have written. I am also eager to give my opinion on issues and help in whatever way I can. The pulse has come alive in me and I can feel it beating strongly. I want to be a part of this movement, this global movement called WorldPulse that has already begun to change my life, and make it change the lives of many others, for the better.

Comments

harinees's picture

Your assignment

Hi Nelly2.0

Very well put. It's good to know that you are a correspondent for the local media - already doing what you believe in.
I have also been reading some of your other posts. You have been doing a wonderful job of keeping the community engaged. I am inspired to blog more after you talked about your situation where you put your contributions on a hard drive first so you can reduce your internet time.

Thank you for your contributions here.

Harinee

Nelly2.0's picture

Thanks

Thanks a lot for your comment. I am glad you feel inspired to blog more. I am adding you to my community right now so i can read your journal.

thanks a lot
Nelly

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