I’ve always thought that if you have good ideas you should make them become real. As a journalist I found my personal way to do that: listening to people, reading, and writing. When I was a child I didn’t even know that I would have become a journalist but I was sure about this: I would have been a curious woman. Curiosity is the way I look at the world, people, and experiences. Some years ago, when the internet was not so popular, I used to experience my curiosity visiting new places, meeting new people, and keeping asking them about their lives, feelings, and aims. When the web became the most important eye on the world I started using it as a compass to navigate the reality and to lead my curiosity to interesting stories I could have known and written about. It was my curiosity that led me to World Pulse and it was the internet that allowed me to join it.
It was a summer sunny day and I was looking for interesting stories about women around the world. I was searching for under-covered stories to do some researches on and to write about for the magazine I write for. This is a publication on women and gender equality. It’s a local magazine but interested in stories from every corner of the world. I was seated in front of my computer, surfing the web as usual. World Pulse caught my attention and Voices of Our Future consequently. I saw World Pulse as the perfect place to experience my curiosity and Voices of Our Future as the ideal place to communicate my ideas and to let them become real.
It was 2004 and I was travelling in Burkina Faso, Africa. It was August and I was visiting a village in the South of the country. I met a girl, she was about 20, the same age as me. She was mum of four children. One of them was sick. She used to wake up really early in the morning to go picking up some water miles away. She had never studied, she had never left her village. I wanted asking her everything about her life, her life was totally different from mine. I asked her something, I wouldn’t bother her. Her face is still kept in my mind. Since then I started being interested in women’s life around the world, I started looking for their stories and stories about their countries. This is my own way to discover and to let other people known about my discoveries. This is my own way to communicate with people in my community and in other communities. This is my own way to raise women’s voices around the world. Voices of Our Future is the most effective tool in doing this.
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