For seven years while I lived in the jungle working with local communities of African descendents, as well as humpback whales that come to our peaceful Colombian coast, I felt that "something" was happening out there, worldwide, in many places, in every corner, with all women in the world, with their children, their families, in their lives. And I felt that I was missing their stories, their secrets, their ways of dealing with the challenges that meant to survive, to live, to be. I am excited to be confident that through Web 2.0 we all together can create a network that unites us, that make us visible, to get us out of our individual silence and put us in a new scenario, democratic, equitable, real, true, just and showing us as we are with our realities, our dreams, our fears, our certainties, with our soul bare telling stories, telling fairytales, telling the world who we are, what we want, what we expect. If many women can tell what we want, what we expect, who we are and what we dream we can solve many problems that revolve around our world today. We are a single woman. We are women who carry historical weights that requires a a complex present, a day to day full of experiences that culturally we are required, from our environment, our families, our children, our husbands, our communities. Speaking among us allows to feel that we are in the same cave – The Earth - telling our stories and finding solutions, new possibilities, unknown, others. Talking allows to empty our thoughts, going and finding an existing lighter, calmer, more subtle. Because I learned through the jungle to seek alternative connection, communication, speech and technology, is that I find in Web 2.0 the perfect way to democracy that the world needs, that women seeks, that families wants, that children dreams, that all communities should allow so we all together can build the world we are called to build. A planet just, humane, fair, green, male and female, a child's world, young, old. A community worth living space which occupies this universe multicultural and multiversity.
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