Karen Quiñones-Axalan

Joined Dec 2017
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Bio

About Me

I am a community development worker by profession, but when my firstborn son was diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay, I decided to be his fulltime caretaker.

Writing is my catharsis, my therapy. I survived life by remaining silent from all the childhood and teenage traumas I faced. Being unable to share the battles inside me resulted to being clinically diagnosed with depression.

An encounter with a typhoon became a wake up call that I must write my experiences.

I am grateful for World Pulse for being a safe online space to share our stories.

It is my desire that every woman will be given a safe space to breath. For when she is valued and supported, her family and community blossom with her.

My Vision

A healed world ❤️

to create safe spaces for women;
to introduce a culture of empathy;
& to encourage women to reclaim their stories.

Needs

Mentorship on how to publish a book and how to start a non-profit organization.

Abilities

Training and Facilitation ☆ Writing and Documentation ☆ Basic Project Management ☆ Community Development ☆
Teaching

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityWomen and the EnvironmentGender-based ViolenceEmpowering GirlsWomen's HealthHuman Rights for WomenWomen in LeadershipEngaging Men and Boys in Gender EqualityWomen in Technology

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on FORCED AND CHILD MARRIAGE yesterday Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on We Want Peace yesterday Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Talking Street Harassment by Torch Light yesterday Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Talking Street Harassment by Torch Light yesterday Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Resisting Rewriting the Narrative yesterday Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Resisting Rewriting the Narrative yesterday Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on From the Ashes I have Risen - Journey to self discovery yesterday Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on The Atlas Corps Fellowship: MENA Entrepreneurship Initiative 2019 for social change leaders (Fully Funded to the United States) Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on The .ORG Impact Awards Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on INK Fellows Program — Innovators and Change Makers 2019 Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Travel Fellowships for journalists for attending the annual New Horizons in Science briefing (October 27 to October 28, 2019; USA) Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on OpenIDEO — BridgeBuilder Competition 2019 Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved From the Ashes I have Risen - Journey to self discovery Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on What we miss: Staying Abroad Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved What we miss: Staying Abroad Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved FORCED AND CHILD MARRIAGE Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on The plight of the child bride Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved The plight of the child bride Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved We Want Peace Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on We Want Peace Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved We Want Peace Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Making Adolescents a National Priority Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Making Adolescents a National Priority Jul 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on U.S. Embassy Vietnam - 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Micro-Grant Program Jul 16 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Boosting the Potential of the Blue Economy: Conservation of the Sri Lankan Shoreline, Beaches and Waves Jul 16 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2019-2020 – Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe Jul 16 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on There would be a Happiness Jul 16 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved There would be a Happiness Jul 16 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Disadvantaged Pregnant Women in Communities Jul 15 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Bringing Hope to the Mental challenged Jul 15 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Save Faith Jul 15 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved WHY DIDN'T SHE ALLOW HIM TO RAPE HER? Jul 15 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Let’s help young women enjoy womanhood Jul 15 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved I survive Jul 15 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on 2019 United Nation’s Youth Climate Summit - call for applications from young people (18-29 yrs) Jul 15 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on MY World 2030 Asia-Pacific Advocacy Programme for Young Leaders Jul 15 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Menstrual Hygiene Management Jul 13 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved NON -VIOLENCE Trainers Training Program Jul 13 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Moments of Hope: One Safe Space at a Time Jul 13 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Save Faith Jul 12