Dear World Pulse
I am privileged to know YOU because relationships like what I share with you is hard to find these days.
How can I qualify who you are to me? Let me attempt this difficult task in the following lines.
I was an abused married woman and a burden carrier of a teenage secret which took away my voice and left me a sad woman feeling rejected, useless and powerless. I lived in perpetual fear and suspicion since I didn't believe I could be somebody and most importantly one whom many look up to. I can go on and on but my darling don't be bored because my story has changed, thanks to our relationship which has lasted for only 20 months.
Are you surprised my dear? Don't be for I understand that the number of us you touch and change are so many that you can't really understand the impact of your concern for women to gain their voices. A few days after we met and became friends, You gave me an opportunity with no conditions to fulfil. I am talking about your Digital changemaking 101 training for 3 weeks.
This training tickled me and before I knew it I had become friends with many sisters across the global. Reading their stories not only inspired me but also made me understand the strength of sisterhood. I consider this the starting point of being a frontline changemaker because I shared my secret of more than16 years and surprisingly it has been a gold mine from whence I tap strength to do all I am doing for my community.
I feel favored each time I think of you judging from the immeasurable support you gave when I shared my secret and still giving. You gave me an honorarium for the story as well as a featured storyteller badge which boosted my morals and particularly gave birth to my vision of creating a social clinic for sharing and education. You were so proud of me that you introduced me to your friend Times.com.
Being the mother that you are, you nurtured me from my little beginning up to where I am. You gave me the opportunity to volunteer in different capacities which helped shaped and informed my decisions on being a changemaker. You took me to another level of thinking and acting when you offered me a four months training which opened my eyes to all the assets I have to help me create a social clinic for my community.
Honouring me with your prestigious position of world pulse impact leader is a gift from a true friend. The visibility gotten from this has broadened my scope as well as impacted my networks. I have been in contact with the people of the world thanks to you with some looking up to me as a mentor.
My bossom friend you are the great giant on whose shoulder I have leaned to get to where I am today. I envision a society wherein giants like you reach out to all the silenced voices, support rising voices as well as partner with grassroots women to bring meaningful change.
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