My Laptopis one of my personal resources, the use of it has allowed me to connect to the internet to use my voice for change, to share with the local, regional and international community the challenges which women and girls are faced with.
The use of it has allowed me to push for change, connect with wonderful change makers across the globe so much so that some of those connections moved from virtual space to a physical space in a face to face meeting. It facilitates the environment for empowerment for me and connected me with World Pulse.
Through World Pulse I can connect with a wider community, share resources, seek resources, and share my voice, be trained and empowered enough to train others and have the ability to develop as a leader on a global scale.
I have a strange relationship with my laptop, we cry together, she helps me to smile at my mistakes, always send someone to help me up when I feel weary and weak, and she provides for me when I have nothing, encourages me to do better, be better and be a change maker and leader for the future.
But more so, she offers me hope, hope that I can sit in Trinidad and Tobago and through World Pulse connect with a sisterhood so strong and determined that I am often amazed, I can have a chat with one of my sisters in Africa, Skype with a sister in Canada, email with an adviser in the US, meet with my Mentor to guide me, welcome new community members, reach out to members of the GBV group and connect with wonderful members of the World Pulse staff.
She allows me to take a VOF 2016 journey with 29 other wonderful women leaders a journey which has greatly impacted my life and one which I will never forget. But more so it allows me to hold public officials accountable, highlight not only my story but the stories of those who are forgotten because death may have laid them low, it allows me to tell the stories of the children whose voices are stripped and it allows me to be educated virtually.
OH Yes! My laptop and I do have a strange relationship but we are bound by a code of honour, dedication and purpose and I am happy to have her by my side for she serves me well.