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 Keeping Girls in School : KosmoPads | Rwanda yesterday Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize targeting scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Jul 13 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Helen Keller Day Jul 11 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on When your son who was once stigmatized as a bastard now develops an app at 15 Jul 11 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Sport Access Foundation (SAF) Grants for Children and Young People with a Disability (in Australia) Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on SEAΔ Program for Creative Practitioners on Contributing towards Sustainable Development in Arts and Culture in South-East Asia Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on One World Award (OWA) 2020 - by Rapunzel Naturkost and IFOAM Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on 2020-2021 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on My Journey with Collective Impact Partnership Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on When your son who was once stigmatized as a bastard now develops an app at 15 Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on "Lobbying: Democratic Cover For Bribery" Friday prayer with Imam Afeef Khan 6-28-2019 (with detailed information concerning the war in Yemen and its devasting impact and lobbying related to it) Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on I am going back to school this time as a commonwealth scholar hurray Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on CIP Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship. Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on ARE WOMEN SEX OBJECTS? Jul 10 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Trump's Patriotism Unraveled Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved The Role of Economics in Environment and Sustainability Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon Fight Child Marriage Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on The Proverbs 31 Woman, Myth or Reality in Contemporary Society? Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on India's First Smart City Accelerator Mentorship Program by Ashoka University Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Nine-Day ILSS Leadership Program in India Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Job Alert: Campaign Leader, Teach for India Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved I am going back to school this time as a commonwealth scholar hurray Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Gadchiroli mein jungle bachao abhiyan Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved मेरा परीचय Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved "Lobbying: Democratic Cover For Bribery" Friday prayer with Imam Afeef Khan 6-28-2019 (with detailed information concerning the war in Yemen and its devasting impact and lobbying related to it) Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Unemployment and Female Education in Ghana Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved I SHUT MY EYES TIGT..FINALLY I COULD SEE Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Call for Application: SOLVE Fellowship 2019 (India) Jul 09 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Life a Gift to Appreciate Jul 07 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Accelerating Climate Emergency Action (in all aspects of society) Jul 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Even The Smallest Light Shines In Darkness Jul 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved ESTEEM OF LITERATURE Jul 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Talking about Miscarriages should not be a taboo Jul 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved The Challenge of Women’s Rights and Islam in the Middle East Jul 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Where the grass is greener... Jul 05 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved I set myself free. Jul 05 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Gaslighting: The Silent Killer of Women-Led Startups Jul 05 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Unemployment and Female Education in Nigeria Jul 05 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Jul 05 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved CELEBRATING WORLD PULSE AMBASSADOR DEBORA MUNYEKENYE ,KAKAMEGA COUNTY,KENYA (Shared with permission from her) Jul 05