Tamarack Verrall: THE World Pulse Spirit

Kirthi Jayakumar
Posted December 24, 2020 from India

Tamarack Verrall. 

How do I begin? WHERE do I begin? Tam, anything I say to endorse your nomination will always remain inadequate - I might be able to measure the dimensions of the sky sooner than find words to truly show you how amazing you are. So... Here, I try to do just that :-)   

When I think of Tam, all I think of is her gentle, but steady and stable presence. Seeing her commenting on our posts and uplifting our spirits even as she amplifies our voices only reaffirms this for me: Tam cares, loves, and gives from her heart AND soul. A  dedicated activist, a fierce feminist, a rooted and empathetic soul, and most of all, a giver, Tam is truly what the World Pulse spirit is all about. We can come from different parts of the world and STILL be assured of a compassionate, listening ear from Tam - one that comes along with limitless compassion and cultural competence - a truly intersectional feminist, no less. Tam is always committed to passing the mic than occupying space, to collaborate rather than compete, to lead alongisde and by example, and to celebrate sisterhood by being there for those that seek her out even if it isn't particularly easy for her to do at that particular moment.    

This story was submitted in response to World Pulse Spirit Awards.

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Jill Langhus
Dec 26, 2020
Dec 26, 2020

What a beautiful, and true, nomination, dear Kirthi! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely nomination of Mama Tam. I'm sure she'll be very tickled to see your nomination. XX

Kirthi Jayakumar
Dec 26, 2020
Dec 26, 2020

<3 <3 <3 <3

Jill Langhus
Dec 28, 2020
Dec 28, 2020

Happy New Year to you, dear. XX

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Thank you for nominating Mama Tam, dear Kirthi! She is an embodiment of the World Pulse Spirit, so are you!

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Dear Kirthi,
I have been carrying you message here in my heart this past week, so grateful for our friendship, thanks to World Pulse, and so moved by your words. You inspire me dear sister. World Pulse has given us this, that we are able to meet and develop such strong connections and love, despite distances. I live to see us all grow together, forming the world leadership that has been sorely missing. In with that work, finding deep friendship with you has been such a gift.
Deep love in Sisterhood,
Tam