I love being online because I get to learn so much, meet people, make friends and do a lot of things. That’s one of the reasons why web 2.0 excites me. I love expressing my feelings and I’m good at it like a free bird, now I feel like that opportune time has finally arrived. Before, it was through a pen and a paper and in most cases I was the only person who had access to it but now I am able to share with the whole world what I believe should be done. I am sensitive and I don't like hurting other people. I am glad that I am a changed agent because I am not afraid to express my feelings since I am empowered and I believe I have so much untapped energy which needs to be used in a positive way. Through web 2.0 I am able to connect, express myself, transform, share any information and let the world know about what I am up to instead of writing in a book and keeping it to myself. I believe there is no other better way of expressing myself than through web 2.0.
Web 2.0 unites women, as the saying goes united we stand divided we fall, through sharing; women can liberate themselves since they are able to socialize and connect. Women who never had opportunity to study and become professionals in their respective fields; some wanted to be journalists, lawyers etc but their dreams remained to be just dreams, web 2.0 has liberated them and brought empowerment right at their doorsteps. They connect and express themselves freely; creating movements which are used to spearhead various campaigns which effect positively in the community. Through these movements many lives have been touched. In Kenya there is a very painful and barbaric act which has been going on for quiet some time and is currently becoming a trend; women being stripped naked in broad daylight by men claiming that they are indecently dressed. Through web 2.0 a lady has raised this issue and tomorrow there will be a press briefing but due to unavoidable circumstances the demonstration has been cancelled, despite this the message has been shared and it is high time women stand up for what they believe in. All these would not have been possible without the availability of web 2.0. The solution web 2.0 brings to women is tremendous and no words can explain.
The greatest achievement I have made this year was joining world pulse. Despite having been a member for almost a month only, I really love this wonderful community of women with a dream, mission and vision. Through digital media I can write my articles and share with fellow ladies what is happening around the globe. I will be empowered because this training motivates me to spend my time online in a constructive manner.
Take action! This post was submitted in response to Voices of Our Future Application: Empowerment and Web 2.0.