Transforming Communities and Transforming Lives

Khushbu
Posted June 16, 2009 from Nepal

Dr Edonna Alexandria, a double PhD holder in Religious Studies and African Philosophy, is a reflection of her name-which means “one who has eyes and face of the sun.” In forty-three years of her life, she has confronted poverty, hunger, aggression, homelessness, false incarceration, abandonment, loss of two daughters, and abuse among others, but none of these have deterred her-she continues on her journey impudently. “I know that there are women who have suffered more and do not have a voice to share their stories or live out the rest of their dreams. I feel I am their advocate,” she shares.

Born in Uganda, she has traveled extensively and lived in America, Jamaica, Ethiopia and Ghana. She holds a world citizenship status, passport and ID which best describes the person she is-multicultural and dynamic. Immensely passionate about Mothers and Children, Sexism and Racism, her most important work involves assisting communities in the process of peace and development. After all she has done in her life, from advocating for rights of women and Africans, to transforming communities, she believes that being blessed with three wonderful children has been the greatest success of her life. A person who values spiritual relationship with creatures, nature, and people, Dr Alexandria gets her inspiration from Auset of Ancient Egypt, Nanny of Moorons, Mother Teresa and Marcus Garvey.

Working incessantly to touch the lives of many more, she is someone who will certainly be remembered by the world the way she wants them to-audacious, an advocate, and a motivator.

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Mwaka
Jun 16, 2009
Jun 16, 2009

you are really great, your article is so rich, You almost made me cry, I feel sorry for Dr Edonna, she has really passed through a lot and she is really a strong woman. your article has really made a summary of who she really is.

Best of luck in all you do.

with love,

Dando

Khushbu
Jun 16, 2009
Jun 16, 2009

Hi Dando

I am really glad that you liked the profile, but it is honestly, all thanks to Dr Edonna. She was awesome. She took the interview the way it is. I was awed by what she had to say. We should all learn from the courage she possess to fight against all odds life has in store.

Thank you

Love, Khushbu

JaniceW
Jun 16, 2009
Jun 16, 2009

Khushbu, Namaksar. I so enjoyed reading this as you have really captured the powerful spirit of Dr. Edonna. On PulseWire, we have had the opportunity to hear the strong voice of Dr. Edonna who inspires others and is a passionate advocate for women around the world. You have opened our eyes to so many more aspects of her life providing a glimpse of the events and circumstances that have shaped her character. I feel as if I know Dr. Edonna more intimately now and am even more in admiration of her tireless work on behalf of others.

I look forward to reading your community activist interview. Best wishes...

Khushbu
Jun 16, 2009
Jun 16, 2009

Hi Janice

Namaskaar!

Thank you for all the appreciation. I am so glad that you think i have been able to summarize Dr Edonna's contribution. At the end of the interviewed her, i had filled 2 pages, every word so powerful and resonating her voice. I was scared if i would be able to do justice to her by cutting down some details....

BTW, Dr Edonna loves chocolate chips, and movies and she runs everyday and sometimes takes a walk to the mountains to rejuvenate herself. I really wanted to include this somewhere, but the word limit did not permit it.....So, i say it here..

Thank you for all the best wishes!

Cheers Khushbu

Ayobami Olusola
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 17, 2009

Good job here Khusbu, dr edonna is truly remarkable

Khushbu
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 17, 2009

Hi Olakitike

Thank you for the appreciation...Dr Edonna is certainly remarkable..So glad i was paired with such a great lady!

Love Khushbu

Gifty Pearl Correspondent
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 17, 2009

Hi Khush, You interview story story is very touching. i am sure you were touched. i am encouraged to aspire for greater challengung heights reading Dr Edonna story. Thanks for the great work done! With Love, Gifty

Khushbu
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 17, 2009

Hi Gifty

I was not only touched but stirred by her persona. Her strength was inspiring. She inspired be to scale greater heights and am glad that her story inspired you the same way.

Thank you for appreciating

Love Khushbu

Tina Garforth
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 17, 2009

This is a great interview Khushbu. I really enjoyed learning more about Dr. Edonna. Tina

Khushbu
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 17, 2009

Dear Tina

Thank you tons for your appreciation. Glad that you enjoyed.

With love Khushbu

Sunita Basnet
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 18, 2009

Hi Khus,

Great Job Dear. I can understand you, how much challenging it would be to include 2 pages information in 250 words. Keep writing.

Khushbu
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 18, 2009

Hi Sunita

Thank you....I was just wondering when are you coming? Looking forward to meet you...

Love, Khushbu

Sunita Basnet
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 19, 2009

Hi khushbu, I will come on July 9th. Tell to Anjana to change the Place and to inform me where she arranged. i am looking forward.