Stories are powerful

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Posted September 7, 2017 from Cameroon
The power of stories

Sometimes we die in silence, wet our pillows all night and loose self esteem because we can't use a wonderful resource change our situation. I am talking about the stories of our lives.

After joining World Pulse I discovered the gold mine our stories can be provided we tell them from the position of strength.

I came to realise women empowerment won't be complete if women don't learn to raise above societal set barriers towards sharing. Women raise above gossips, fear, unnecessary respect, protection of others who hurt you as well as rejection and tell your stories so that we are free.

I am glad 15 women have joined in the #StoriesAndCoffee initiative were we share our deepest secrets once a month.

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Jill Langhus
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Hi Sally. Thanks for sharing your post about the power of telling our stories. I think you have touched on something really powerful here and I think your program will gain momentum as other women see how powerful story telling can really be as well. With validation and trust brings empowerment. Shine on:-)

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Thanks Jill for always being there for me and the work I do. I hope the program brings validation and trust to women for better change to be achieved.

Jill Langhus
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

You're very welcome:-) Glad to assist you. I'm sure that it does/will:)

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Wow Sally,this is so interesting.Thanks for sharing and I hope to join the #StoriesAndCoffee in the few days ahead.

Veronica  Ngum Ndi

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Founder at Community Association for Vulverlble Persons-Cameroon

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Sally maforchi Mboumien
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Hello Vero thanks for passing bye. Hope to meet you during our September 24th meeting. #StoriesAndCoffee for great trust and high self-esteem among women and girls

Nakinti
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Dear Masalien, 

You are right, we should tell our stories from the angle of strength. Our stories, if well thought of, can bring change to our communities. Thanks for sharing. Long live stories and coffee.

Love

Nakinti

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Sep 09, 2017
Sep 09, 2017

Hello sis thanks for the encouragement. Like it is said stories have the power to make right wrong things

Aliya Bashir
Sep 29, 2017
Sep 29, 2017

Dear Masalien,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the power of storytelling. Communicating through stories i very powerful and impact. Keep inspiring us!

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