This is a revolution. This is a place for all women whose voice and actions will be heard and acknowledged for a long time. Pulsewire made it possible for me to gather enough courage and reveal through my writing who I am and how I feel and how I even hurt or express my joy.
I am going through a very difficult stage in my life. I try to be resilient for my children and just figure out to navigate the obstacles even if I fall short most of the time. I admire each and every woman in Pulsewire. Each story is amazing one after the other, each essay is heart touching and most of it revealing of an inner energy or power that is a common factor in every woman. When I read your travels, your advocacies, your mission, your fights, your marathons, your pain, your laughter, your prayers, your cries… in wherever part of the world you are, you take me with you.
I could not travel anywhere as of this moment, I am out of the job and even my twin daughters are out of school. Immigration laws that keep on changing worse than the weather has just caught up with me including my children. Because of this, we are not qualified for any kind of financial help or support until everything is settled according to rules, laws and requirements.
My daughters dream to be lawyers someday; well I can now guess what they will specialize in. I wish I could share and tell stories of how I am helping others. Instead, I am being helped as of this moment. Will there be a job for me today? What about health insurance? My daughter had her tooth pulled out weeks ago; I needed to borrow $150 dollars from a friend and had to tell her I have no idea at all how to pay her back. Thank God for friends who understand the situation one is in. Until I get a job, debts would just keep on incurring for now.
Pulsewire is my lifeline now. It is my hope at the end of my rope. I started writing online because of Web 2.0. I started having friends online and they are amazing women. They gave me so many ideas on how to earn extra money by using the skills that I know. These women validated my worth which I thought I have lost so many years ago. These wonderful women were even asking for my advice or suggestion when I am no one important, I have not achieved anything big or great at all. I am one simple woman and yet, within this community I am needed and appreciated. I am now putting myself out there, using enough fortitude to earn and have great use of my skills. It is all because of the connection I have in this online community. This is my rebirth. My first step to womanity.
Take action! This post was submitted in response to Voices of Our Future Application: Empowerment and Web 2.0.