I am 32 years, almost 33. Who can tell me is much or less? In my life I was already a witness of several politic regimes changes. I was born in the country which not exists any more. I was born in the USSR. For someone could sound trendy, for others scary, but I know for sure, for no one is boring. It was a huge country ruled by communism religion. If you think is just political party you are a little bit wrong. It was strongest religion that involved all people and punished hardly those ones who tried to go upstream.
One Christmas day, in 1991, this huge machine officially died leaving in the hearts of hundreds million, people including me, just emptiness. Traditional religion was forbidden, communism changed into prolonged joke. People were frustrated. Those who had any chance tried to steal as much as possible from this dying animal, Soviet Union. Me with my parents just watched after all changes trying to understand and trying to survive.
But life didn’t stop. New politic regime also was recognized as unpromising. New parties seemed wolves in sheep’s clothing: other faces but same from inside. And suddenly, among all this grayness appeared orange color. Now I can’t say why revolution which happened in 2004 in Ukraine was called orange. But for me this was the first time I saw a woman achieved so high in the politic stairs. It was the first time for me when I understood woman can have weight and influence in this life. She became Prime Minister. Never before (I must confess after also) woman in Ukraine get so high. Of course she was hit by the glass ceiling, but this began something incredible. Women began to believe they can make changes. More women became political and social leaders get better work positions and then men began to think: “maybe they really worth to be listened?”
“Beauty will save the world,” once dropped Dostoyevsky, great Russian writer, in the middle of totally deep but depressing novel “Crime and Punishment”. Everyone understands these words how he wants. But I know, here, in Ukraine, if I have courage to raise my voice I will receive possibility. And through my words I can start transforming the world.
World Pulse is unique place which doesn’t know borders, no limits. Here women from the whole world make connections and not only share their problems but also receive support and advices how to change to the best future. That’s why I’m here. In my almost 33 I am still the biggest optimist. Whatever happens I keep thinking I can do it. I can change things here, in Ukraine, and who knows, maybe in the world! Big road begins from the small step. Pink revolution starts here, from the first word. I do! I say it!
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