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I currently have the vision of me becoming a VOCAL WARRIOR, where I can tell my story and my sisters’ story. I am sadden by the fact the for too long as a people we sat down and allowed others to use the GUNS, BOMBS, and GRENADES, which have done more harm than good. The days of physical wars should be banished. I envision, world war 3 a war of vocals, where humans use their voices either using Web 2.0 technology or a physical space where, were gender issues, poverty, and education will be what we has a people will fight for until justice is served. When, I was younger, I really wanted to be a medical doctor, but has a grew older I became confused as to what my career should be, I am currently a teacher of mathematics, however, my true career is to become an AGENT OF CHANGE. I am willing to put up with the fight to become one. My reason for becoming an AGENT OF CHANGE is that I now believe that I AM THE CHANGE. Since I have been involved in girls issues, my vision for girls is that their voices would be included at institutions, in media, at events and in campaigns were girls will be provided with a platform to voice their positive contribution and not for then to be seen as gossip queens and bearers of bad news. Becoming a Voice of the Future Correspondent will aid me to aid women and girls in my community and country and my country at large. The skills learned here will enable me to strengthen and amplify their voices in accordance with fulfilling the objectives of the I’m Glad I’m A Girl Summer Camp, which are: • To help girls to learn how to do personal asset building, build knowledge on how to develop economic strengths. • To address issues relating to sexual, gender based violence. • To know the importance of achieving academic success. • To know the benefits of physical wellness through proper nutritional care and exercise in reducing the likelihood gender related diseases and illnesses. • To be able to find her voice. These past three weeks have taught me so much about women and to how we think and how powerful we are. This now makes the saying “educate a woman and she feeds a village” so truer and realer. I am grateful for this opportunity to network and be around such powerful women.

Take action! This post was submitted in response to Voices of Our Future Application: Your Vision.

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Hi Khaiwana,

Or should I say, "Vocal Warrior!" This competition, fairly representing your community, and making yourself heard above the violence and discordance of this world is a fight! It's true, you have to be a warrior to accomplish any of the above. You clearly have a lot of talents and I wish you all the best in your endeavours.

Best wishes

Lortoria McDonald


Twitter: https://twitter.com/illumaink New website coming soon!

To be honest, I was so tired and stress out at work and in my life, that I thought of stopping many times, but when read other stories that came to my email, especially a story of yours motivated me as I currently have a close cousin of mine who has lupus and these past days, she has been very sad, I also have students who have very deep dark secrets, then I said to myself that I have to move on. I have To help no matter what.

You are a strong women. I feel humbled that you got motivation from my post. We all go through these periods, these are the challenges in life that build character. Your students, are lucky to have a teacher like you. Don't stop, keep going, you will be the motivation for their futures.

Lortoria McDonald


Twitter: https://twitter.com/illumaink New website coming soon!

Dear Khaiwana, I am so moved by your commitment! Keep going but also learn to pace yourself, take care of your inner self. You are a born Listener as you have so much empathy for other women. Thank you for your honesty, for accepting the fact that you sometimes feel tired and burdened. Keep well!

Blessings, libudsuroy

''Every Day is a Journey and the Journey itself is Home.'' (Matsuo Basho)

How lucky your community's young girls are to have a mentor like you, who isn't afraid to speak out about the inequities she sees.

Khaiwana, dear - you have a post from me in yr in box that speaks a bit about what I think we all hear in your voice. But here, I want to say a few additional things: 1. -- only a whole, healed & healthy you can benefit others, so take good care of yourself. All in due time, we will get there together. 2. -- the fatigue you feel is one of the things WP is here for - we are here to help carry you. And WP is not going away, as far as I can see. We give each other energy - and inspiration - and courage - and ideas - and community. Isn't that great??!! 3. -- find your supporters & healers and crew. Finally, you have enormous passion, strength & intelligence - that is clear. Not everyone does; you do. We can all hear that. .. just remember to be kind to yourself. hugs, Tina

surfgirl-CA -- When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world. Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

Dear Khaiwana,

Thank you for your strong, clear, inspiring Week 4 Assignment. Your intelligence, determination and passion shines through, your vision is compelling and your writing voice is that of an emerging leader. Keep on! Speak out! Write more! Continue forth and make the world a better place for your sistas! With Gratitude and Respect, Sarah

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby

World War 3 of Vocals! YES This is great! Bless you . I loved your vision and I cannot wait for it to be realized!! Keep on waging that war girl!

Becky Frary