My journey that led me to worldpulse began with an invitation to tell my truth. I have been in a situation where I was a victim of multiple crimes and one being that of human trafficking. I had no idea why these things happened to me or why I survived so many things in life other that possible to expose them and give a voice to what is going on . I have the eyes to see, the ears to hear and now I must use my voice to speak and be a witness for others including myself. this has given me a greater understanding for others who are far removed from my own life when they must tell thier truth and inform me and the rest of the world of thier situation and issues they face as well. My voice is used to bring light to the darkness, sound to the silence. I have had a different life since childhood, I was always noticing others around me and felt a sense of compassion for children on the streets and those who seemed to be alone. I started working at age 6 doing little jobs at the corner store and delivering newspapers. I would go to the areas in the downtown to sing to people with my sister on special occasions like christmas, but we went to the bars and sang for those who were alone and we stood in the doorway, rather than the houses that were filled with comfort. we found that the people alone needed this more and we were always given a treat for singing the christmas carols. Our mother never knew we did this as Our father had been killed at work at age 22 so we were on our own with our ideas. I knew at a young age I wanted to explore, adventure and help others. I had big dreams for a small child. I worked and volunteered my whole life since childhood and still do. My journey has led me to many places and many people. I have had great joy and great sadness but this has made me a whole person in ways I could not have imagined. I have learned compassion and dignity in difficult situations that have tested me,. I have overcome many obstacles and challenges and face more each day, this has traught me resiliance.When I am at my lowest, at these times I am at my best as I seem to find a way out of these dark moments that test me beyond reason. even though I have lost a great deal. I have much to be grateful for. Worldpulse is one of those things, a new beginning.