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Picking Up the Pieces

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Introduction:
Having participated in the Voices of Our Future application process I feel so energised by the whole process and wish it could go on and on. Nonetheless the participation has set me up on a life journey and has made me feel like a new person with a much clearer vision fo the future.The process has helped me clarify what i consider to be my vision and goal for the future.

As I stand today , Iam very proud to state that my vision for the future is to live in a community and a world that is non discriminatory in every aspect be it on the basis of gender,age,race, nationality, economic muscle, educational achievement, social status and disability. I long to live in a world which is inclusive and a world where every voice and concern is taken seriously by the decision makers in our communities and the global community at large. My participation on Pulse Wire has actually inspired me to believe that the vision is achievable through concentrated efforts by all of us because each and every story and comment that came through was an inspiration for all of us to continue with the struggle and to continue picking up and piecing together the broken pieces to form a big beautiful puzzle that has the potential to attract the whole world. My viion also include the rising up of a new generataion of women who are fearless to stand up and speak about their dreams, aspirations , success and challenges until the world stops to listen to their stories and change some of the steriotyped policies and culture we are entrenched in irregardless of their destructive effects.My own community will be part of these amazing changes through a network like the Pulsewire community and through networking they will also learn to rise above the challenges they face as women and creat a community
and a world that is all embracing .

I strongly believe that being a correspondent will help me achieve this vision because by my mere participation in the application process I have learnt a lot and have actually begun the long journey to change. For example I have become a blogger, a writer, a leader and an empowered woman within a month. Being a correspondence would deepen my knowledge base on these and make me a better advisor, listener , reader and blogger within the community I stay in and the global community. If I become a correspondent my voice will continue to be heard beyond the community borders and this will build my confidence to tell my own community about my experiences relating to the different types of discrimination i have come across and somebody might statr listening and taking me seriouslrly. That will be a plus towards achieving a non discriminatory community and world.

For me Pulse wire opened a door in my heart that i thought would never be opened because it encouraged me to start communicating and to start talking. I believe therefore that being a correspondence for World Pulse will be a great honour and that will give me an opportunity to share my own story and those of the women I have assisted and continue to assist every day of my life. I have a lot of issues to share and would love to share those through the Worldpulse correspondent platform. That way I will be the voice of the voiceless including myself. Being a correspondence for World Pulse will build up my personal life which is currently in pieces that need to to be glued together to become whole again and that will in turn strengthen me up to pick up the broken pieces in the lives of the abused women I listen to .

Conclusion
I feel hounoured to have participated in the application process and feel that the journey we embarked on was a very unique and should not end but continued by all of us as individuals in one form or another.

Comments

Jocelynbrazil's picture

VOF listener

Thank you so much for your writing. I absolutely agree that this process should not end because VOF comes to a close. Instead it is truly just beginning and deepening in the lives of everyone involved. I am so inspired that it was such a positive experience for you! Your writing is strong and clear. I think it is very important that we all listen to each other so that, as you said, we are taken seriously.
Thank you and good luck with every step of your journey!
Jocelyn

liba's picture

Thanks

Jocelyn

Thank you so much for continuing to mentor and empower me.

Liba

"Its not by might nor by power, but by my spitrit , says the Lord"

Corine Milano's picture

Always

Liba, you continue to inspire me so much. Your voice is like a constant spring - a never ending blossoming!
Love,

liba's picture

Empowerment

Corine
Thanks for the inspirational comment. You are trully amazing when it comes to that. I wish one day i will be as inspirational as the pulse wire listeners and team members. Then i will feel truly empowered!!!

Liba

"Its not by might nor by power, but by my spitrit , says the Lord"

Margot's picture

Thanks

Hi Liba,

Thanks so much for sharing your positive energy and vision with pulsewire. It is awesome to hear how this process has helped you to grow and gain confidence in your vision. Although your vision and dreams are lofty, I think that we need to have more people like you that are confident in the human and especially female potential to overcome discrimination through online tools such as networking. Your words are inspiring and I wish you the best of luck!

Margot

liba's picture

My dream

Hello Margot

Thanks so much. You have actually captured my dream so perfectly.I share the dream of women creating a non discriminatory world through online tools and networking plays a very crucial role towards the achievement of that dream

Liba

"Its not by might nor by power, but by my spitrit , says the Lord"

JaniceW's picture

Congratulations

I am so happy for you in successfully advancing to the next phase of VOF. Your work is admirable and I so applaud how you have risen to the challenges you face as a mother of a child with disabilities. I am a Special Olympics coach and so understand the day-to-day struggles and joys. I am pleased that you have felt empowered to speak out on PulseWire and I look forward to reading more from you. Best wishes....

liba's picture

Thanks Janice

JaniceW
Thank you so much . I never dreamt even in my wildest dreams that i will make it but its largely due to the support I got from people like you. Iam so happy you have found it in your heart to send such an encouraging note. I would like to keep in touch because there seem to be lots of challenges associated with disability. Sometimes I spend many sleepless nights wetting my pillow worrying about how best I can help the child in such a hostile environment. I really appreciate your support because this side of the continent where iam staying such sentiments do not come easily so much that you even begin to doubt your own capabilities as mother, as a member of the society and the global community at large. sometimes you long to find a place where you can hide but there is none.

all my gratitude

Liba

"Its not by might nor by power, but by my spitrit , says the Lord"

JaniceW's picture

Special Olympics in Botswana

dearest Liba,
I understand how you can feel very alone in your struggles and challenges as a mother of a child with disabilities. I checked the Special Olympics site and they have an office in Botswana. Even if they are not close to you, you might want to contact them to see if there are families in your neighbourhood. I found that through Special Olympics, the parents formed a great support network for each other as only they truly understand what you are going through.

It is natural to question your abilities as a mother but trust me, all parents in your situation go through that and the fact that you even think about it reveals how concerned and loving you are, as you want the best for your child. Please do not hide but reach out to this wonderful organization whose sole purpose is to give the children confidence, show acceptance and reveal their full potential. The transformation in them is amazing and you will also feel so uplifted to be amongst kindred spirits, who can offer support and advice.

Special Olympics Botswana
Plot 1864, Ext. 15
National Stadium
Notwane Road
P.O. Box 21242
Gaborone, Botswana

+267 390 1305 (Phone)
+267 390 1532 (Fax)

Please also join our group, Disabilities International, where you will find members who also have children with disabilities, as well as members whose work support families such as yours. They can be found at:
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/pulsewire/groups/4807

Liba, it will be difficult at times but you have a community of women here who love and support you. Do not hesitate to reach out to us whenever you feel overwhelmed. With love,
Janice

liba's picture

Touched

Janice W

Thanks for the information shared. iam so touched by your efforts to assist . i will contact them and also join the international community. May god bless you everyday!!!

Liba

"Its not by might nor by power, but by my spitrit , says the Lord"

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