VOF Week 4 : (A platform to launch my vision)
The answers to this week’s questions are all intertwined for me. What is my vision for myself, my community, my world? To use my strengths and skills at the optimal place to push on the lever that moves the world closer to social justice, gender equality and peace.
What are my strengths? I have some knowledge, both experiential and professional about gender, sexuality and violence against women. I can speak to a multitude of identities and see the contradictions and similarities between global south and north. I love to engage with people, singly and in groups. I would like to use these skills and strengths in some way, to reach more people and inspire and arm them in the fight to bring peace and prosperity to more people in the world, particularly women. I am searching for the best way to make my voice heard, to make connections with women and men who are on the same path as I am. I feel I have a lot to offer, but I am overwhelmed by how to reach out and find opportunities. I know I make positive change in a small way, but I feel I can do so much more given the right platform to spread my wings. I have had two paid jobs doing feminist work, and I used barely 20% of my potential in either job. I am quite sure that my life is dedicated to this fight, and am still searching for my role in the battle.
I feel I have not done justice to this week's assignment because part of my problem is that although I have a strong vision for moving the cause of gender justice forward in my community and in the world, what I need to work on is a clear idea of my place in this process.
Pulse Wire and the process of applying to be a Correspondent has already opened up untouched areas within myself. I feel more confident expressing my thoughts and emotions in written form, and connecting with strangers by boldly sharing my vulnerabilities and my wisdom.
I would love the opportunity to engage with a larger group of people through written and spoken communication. I would love to inform, learn from and give voice to women around the world.
This is what I hope I get from Pulse Wire as a correspondent.