What led me to come into the Pulse community, was its declaration of Women Speaking for them. For over a year now, I feel that I have not been able to do so. Living in a strongly patriarchal country, caused me to become more silent, submissive and voiceless. I hadbeen working in a male dominated environment in Ethiopia, and that caused me to become silent. I felt like I was speaking for other women, but certainly not for myself. I guess I really needed to hear my own voice speak about me. As an activist, I often times get caught up in speaking for other women, and forget what my needs are. However being home, in Uganda, I feel like I have found my voice once again. Hearing the stories on Pulse, through others journal writings encourages me to not only speak, but to speak the truth deeply. Because, I can be easy to speak the truth, but speaking it deeply requires a certain audience. That audience, is happening here at pulse, and it makes me feel like I am a part of a real community of sister-friends.