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 PowerEducationEnvironmentGender-based ViolenceGirlsHealthHuman RightsLeadershipMen and BoysTechnology

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on GHANA: Reusable Pads a Sustainable Solution for Girls Jun 02 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Let’s Love Our Periods The Way We Love Ourselves #MentruationMatters Jun 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on From dumpsites to a circular economy: how do we get there? Jun 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on break silence and let's tolk about it Jun 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Celebrating World Menstrual Hygiene day 2019 Jun 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Periodically Speaking! Jun 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on HYGIENE MASTRUEL May 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on First day May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Mes premières règles mensuelles May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved My first menstruation experience May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on MY FIRST DAY OF MENSTRUATION May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved MY FIRST DAY OF MENSTRUATION May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on And then it came May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved And then it came May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Let’s support the change May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Let’s support the change May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved HYGIENE MASTRUEL May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Ameliorer l'hygène mastruel May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Ameliorer l'hygène mastruel May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Periodically Speaking! May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Celebrating World Menstrual Hygiene day 2019 May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Welisane Foundation Media tour for Menstrual Hygiene May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Welisane Foundation Media tour for Menstrual Hygiene May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on #MHD 2019: time for action. What does action look like? May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved #MHD 2019: time for action. What does action look like? May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Let’s Love Our Periods The Way We Love Ourselves #MentruationMatters May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Mystical "Period" May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on My dad was there for my first menstrual experience, he equipped me. I have also witnessed some fathers do that for their daughters with mothers around May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Selftalk May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Men in MENstruation May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Men in MENstruation May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on TO YOU... May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved TO YOU... May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved break silence and let's tolk about it May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved From dumpsites to a circular economy: how do we get there? May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved First day May 30 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on INDIA: Men, Motorcycles, and Menstruation May 29 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved GHANA: Reusable Pads a Sustainable Solution for Girls May 28 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved INDIA: Men, Motorcycles, and Menstruation May 28 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on EQUALS in Tech Awards! 2 weeks left! Nominations open until 11 June May 28