Ambassadors Update: Radiant Fields Features Mama Tam Verrall on Global Women's Movement!

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Posted March 9, 2021 from Philippines

In this interview session with Mama Tam Verrall, she shares what it was like to be a woman and/or girl at least 50 years ago.

Mama Tam has been part of developing the women's movement since the late 1960’s. Her work with this women's movement has broken some barriers into fields previously reserved for men. Her focus has been on creating safe space for women and girls to meet, heal from violence and build this movement together. Discovering and becoming active in World Pulse is a dream come true for her. Her purpose in life is to work for freedom for all women and girls, and human existence in peace with each other and our Earth.

She actively organizes and attends women gatherings, especially when meeting with indigenous women leaders. She feels connected with the environment and respects the wisdom of indigenous tribes. She is a gifted writer. She won as a Featured Storyteller. Her story got published in UN Women’s online book, Thank You United Nations! She is a poet, a dancer, an artist, a potter, a friend, a sister, an encourager. World Pulse Ambassadors fondly called her Mama Tam as our sign of honor and respect for her.

Reading stories on World Pulse caused her to write letters to To Global Affairs Canada/Feminist Foreign Policy in her country “to be of assistance and is able to be of assistance, to together find a way to put in place the money that is needed to literally save the lives of women and girls, and to put into the hands of the grassroots women already doing this work, the money that is needed to create the societal changes that we have been talking about for a long time, with far too little action. “

She is considered to be one of the pillars of World Pulse. Her leadership was acknowledged by the World Pulse Community where she was award the World Pulse Spirit Awards Ambassador Category. She is one of World Pulse’ 21 women to watch in 202, to quote an article in Medium they are “women who are connected online through World Pulse’s online community to power change on the ground”. 

This story was submitted in response to #HerStoryMakesHistory.

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Manasa Ram Raj
Mar 09
Mar 09

Wow, so wonderful and inspiring to listen to Mama Tam and you, Karen! Amazing job on your YouTube channel. Excited to see more interviews! Three cheers to the both of you for your leadership!

Honorine Ngenwi
Mar 10
Mar 10

Waooooh a big shout to you and mama Tam. So overwhelmed with the encouraging talk and making every one to listen to the encouragement. God bless you both especially grand ma Tam.
Hugs hugs

Jill Langhus
Mar 10
Mar 10

Yay! Mama Tam rocks! Thanks for doing these interviews, Kaye:-) You rock, too!

XX

valem
Mar 10
Mar 10

Bravo to mam Tam
kisses

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 11
Mar 11

This is beautiful dear mama Tam and Sister Karen

Stella Paul
Mar 12
Mar 12

This is so wonderful to see two of our super encourager gurus here in one frame! More Power and deepest love to you both!

ARREY- ECHI
Mar 12
Mar 12

My dear SunFlower,
This is such an amazing and inspiring interview to watch. I could feel your energy and positive smiles. Mama Tam was just so beautiful to listen to. Thank you both for the amazing work you do, encouraging women.
I do agree that women had it difficult traveling or accessing services without the signature of their husbands. I have heard of stories of women who had to go to embassies with their husbands before they could be given visas, women who had to go to airports with their husbands before they could be left to board that flight and some women who only had to stay home and call their husbands in case of emergencies.
So, even as strides have been achieved, it seems women still have so much to do to reach their full potentials.
I enjoyed this and so look forward to more interviews.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 12
Mar 12

Dear Karen,
Brilliant and beautiful sister, you have a special power, the power to make anyone interviewed by you, to have a great time, and feel so appreciated at the same time. Thank you for the fun, and for the chance to say how important Encouraging is.
Deep sisterhood,
Tam

rebecca.tang
Mar 14
Mar 14

Thank you for sharing. Mama Tam's story is great and inspiring. Great appreciate on her leadership and amazing works she has done.
May Almighty God bless Mama Tam and all of you!

Beth Lacey
Mar 16
Mar 16

Mama Tam is our Shero!

charlenegailtaruwona

Thank you mam Tam. Thank you Karen.
This is beautiful

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 21
Mar 21

Wow!!! Watching you both on this interview makes me feel blessed all the more to belong to World Pulse. Thank you Karen for your passion for encouragement. Keep keeping up dear sister in Christ. You Rock!!!