Ambassadors and Encouragers within this Global Sisterhood

Tamarack Verrall
Posted February 1, 2020 from Canada
Sisterhood
This is a tree I visit often in the park near my home. I looked closely one day and saw that the widest tree had begun as two seeds that grew together and eventually sealed their trunks together and grew as one. It reminds me of my World Pulse sisters. Of the strength and magnificence as we grow so closely together. I visited them today as I thought of what is happening within World Pulse.
Two trees have become one, forever connected, growing together, inseparable
Two trees have become one, forever connected, growing together, inseparable (1/1)

As these first Spirit Awards were first announced with a call for us to send in nominations, my first thought was, as I know it was for many others, that everyone here is a phenomenal leader. And my next thought, my hope that everyone here knows through and through that they are beloved, powerful leaders within World Pulse and throughout the world.

Then I began to realize the gift we were given by our brilliant, loving World Pulse Team. The encouragement to write posts about how much we mean to each other and how much more than glad, how ecstatic we all are to find each other. A celebration for those of us nominating each other by describing how we know each other, how affected we are by each others’ stories, how inspired by each others’ courage, love and community action toward a very different world. A celebration of how often we now send extra messages, by responding to each others’ stories, through our internal message system, on other media, by those moments when we Skype, Zoom or even meet in person with the utter joy it all brings - and then by turning it around and writing about it for us all to know and celebrate. Reading these stories for weeks gave me an even greater level of understanding of what we have here together. To have been able to write about what so many of you have meant to me, with time I would have nominated you all. I knew I wasn’t alone in that idea. And I knew that this was a new level of collective experience we were taking part in, writing, reading, letting this strength and love fill our hearts and be sent off to thrill each other. 

To be honoured as an Ambassador is an experience I have never had before. Not like this. The wave of love from you, being able to read and send love to everyone named - and we all know that means everyone who is here - this wave has filled my heart and I feel it still with every beat, the combination of you, all you are doing, and all the connections that we have with each other. My heart is full to overflowing.

Here is what being a Member and Encourager, and then an Ambassador has done for me. I became a Member and and Encourager on the same day. I had been reading stories without realizing that I could join and be part of this. Discovering that I could work together with you was astounding. Discovering that we could be all in direct contact with each other in discussion of how to bring about this monumental change, was a dream come true. A dream that has been made possible for us. I have met you here and know that I am in the company of all of us who together live for the day that we do not experience or witness the pain of one more woman or girl. The pain that women and girls face daily due to all of these forms of violence against women. This pain that we have had the courage to name and heal from. Also that we learn of brave women in the past whose stories have been stolen and hidden, in this relatively short time frame that we are repeatedly told generation to generation “this is the way it has always been”. We are undoing the lie. Despite what we are up against with the many ways our power and beauty continue to be undermined, we are finding each other. In bringing together our visionary work, work by women who know and feel in our bones that this is what we want to use our precious lives for. Women doing this work who continue to be ridiculed at best, most often imprisoned, raped, tortured or killed. Here we are raising our voices and finding each other. We are carrying forward our collective visionary determination to bring peace, end every form of violence, and bring what we have to offer as women into leadership for a different form of government, a different form of economy, a different form of life among people on this planet. Now we have World Pulse as our home.

So I realized, why not have Awards for this? Why not celebrate this dedication, inspiration, strength, growth, beauty of who we are and what we are accomplishing together? The gifts of these awards speak to all of us. 

Without you, there would be no story for us Ambassadors to tell. There would be no moment that women are hearing about you and your stories, your work, your courage, your moments of joy. No news that women are coming together and becoming empowered believers in ourselves. We Ambassadors would have no story about our finding each other. About us being 70,000 strong and growing. About us knowing each others’ stories. About the news we are able to share, the work we are doing on our own and with each other. That is what being an Encourager and an Ambassador has done for me. I keep learning, and keep meeting and staying in touch with you. I simply cannot stop talking about what we have here. And about you. What you have been through, what you are doing and what is on the global list we are making together and working on, of what needs to change. Of what is possible. Being an Ambassador is all about letting everyone know that we have this together, World Pulse. Whether readers are simply inspired, strengthened and emboldened just knowing we exist, or jump right in, it is you who make the role of the Ambassador possible. It is you who is behind the look of joy on the faces of women hearing about you for the first time.

These roles of Ambassador and Encourager, the values of the Team who behind the scenes keep this website humming, and this web of connections that we are all weaving together here, are a haven for all of us who dream, envision and bring our passion together for a world in which every woman and girl on this planet is free and respected, a world in which violence ends for everyone and for the Earth herself. This is Global Sisterhood. We are World Pulse. Every one of us is World Pulse. We continue to find each other and work together. We continue to celebrate. This is Global Sisterhood.

 

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Tarke Edith
Feb 01
Feb 01

Hello Mother Tam
You are a role model.
Yes indeed sister world pulse is all of us.
You mention a tree that was planted with a single seed that has grown up to divide into two . Years after this tree have branches and it still spreading. That is world pulse. In years to come dear sister we are going to make a big Forest . Thanks to our dear sister Jensen for the seed she planted.
I love you sister and congratulations again dear.
We wish to celebrate more of your birthdays so that you will keep the lights of world pulse shinning.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 02
Feb 02

Dear Edith,
Thank you for your loving message. I am so very glad to have met you here and to know we are working together now. Yes, like these trees. I looked carefully at why her trunk was twice the size of the others, and I do think that this tree began as two seeds in the earth that sprouted at the same time, and grew so close together that they became as one, merging everything they have with each other. I celebrate what we are creating here together. This is a first in the world, to be able to know each other and share what we are doing.
Deep love in sisterhood,
Tam

maeann
Feb 02
Feb 02

It's wonderful to connect with you on the World Pulse platform. It's amazing to also read your post stories. How you encourage women it's like you know them in person because you connect and lift them up. You have the spirit of World Pulse that beats... your words roar. I celebrate with you!!!

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 05
Feb 05

Dear Maeann,
At first I was just so glad simply to have real news written by women active everywhere. To find that we have the chance to get close here on World Pulse and feel a real connection truly as if we have met in person, well that is just so powerful. I do feel as if we have met and cherish that we are working arm in arm now. You inspire me dear sister.

maeann
Feb 07
Feb 07

Awww thanks Tam for connecting :)

Marie Abanga
Feb 02
Feb 02

Dear Tam,

Congratulations once more. You are such an inspiration, motivation and a big cheer leader for us all.
Thank you so much for all you do, say and embolden. I love the imagery and relating to us all.
Lots of Warmth
Marie

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 05
Feb 05

Dear Marie,
Your whole self shines so brightly through your words here on World Pulse, I feel as if I have been able to be in the room cheering you on and celebrating as sisters after the event. Thank you or your kind words here, they encourage me to keep doing.
Sister Hug,
Tam

Tumanjong Miranda
Feb 02
Feb 02

Dear Tam,
If there's one person I wish to be like when I grow up, it's you.
You are aging, but your spirit is ever young.
Your ever inspiring and always keep the flames burning.
Thanks you for the inspiring post. My one wish is to one day meet and give you a big hug. I wish to tap from your wisdom and spirit.
Keep it soaring great spirit.
XOXO.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 02
Feb 02

Dear Miranda,
Thank you for the sweet message. Yes, I am lucky to feel my spirit strong, and it is in good part from the joy I have in meeting World Pulse sisters and knowing we now have each other, and we are collectively reaching so many more. It would be grand to meet in person one day. In the meantime, know I am sending a big warm hug right now!
Deep love in sisterhood,
Tam

Tumanjong Miranda
Feb 08
Feb 08

Thank you dear sister Tam. XX

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Tam,
Thank you so much for this wonderful post. Your truly deserved the award. You are more than a sister and my prayer is that I get to meet you one day and give you a big sisterhood hug. Thank you for all the uplifting comments and the advice you give when you are inboxed. Your responses are so fast and always encouraging. All the sisters on world pulse are truly amazing. One day without World pulse is like a day without oxygen.
Thank you all for being selfless and sending out all the love. My heart is always overjoyed on world pulse.
Stay blessed dear sister Tam.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 05
Feb 05

Dear Anita,
Your words touch me deeply. So true, we are more than sisters, we have this special connection that we are determined to create change. I feel your hug all the way across the ocean. Wouldn't it be great to meet in person one day! I know that overjoy you describe. How lucky for us that we have each other now.
May that joy continue to grow for you and for us all,
Tam

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 03
Feb 03

The saying that together we are stronger is so real.there is always trenght in unity. a single hand doesn't tie a bundle it takes the help of the two hands so let's continue to stay stronger and grow better at WORLD PULSD

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 05
Feb 05

Dear Noel,
I love that description "a single hand doesn't tie a bundle". So true. We are stronger knowing about each others' lives, about each others' work and knowing we are all calling for change together. It is so good to meet you here.
Hands joined,
Tam

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 05
Feb 05

Thanks for your reply TAM. , I AM A CAMEROONIAN SCHOOL TEACHER. and an EVENTS PLANNER. it is a great pleasure meeting you on WP. I hope to Lear much from you.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

What a good combination, teacher and event planner. It so good to know that you are reaching those young ones and bringing people together for different events. I look forward to your story.

Kanwal Javed
Feb 03
Feb 03

hi respected mam Tamarack,
You are the best sister one can ever ask for.I am blessed to have a sister like you. You are a real gem.
I am proud of the woman you have come.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Kanwal,
Thank you for your beautiful message. Yes, we are sisters now that World Pulse has made it possible. I am so glad you found us and joined in!

Kanwal Javed
Feb 07
Feb 07

Yes Thanks to Sister Zeph She provide us information and knowledge of world pulse so for that i could access such a beautiful family of Wp.

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Hello Dearest Tam,

What a beautiful post and acknowledgement of the power of World Pulse and the sisterhood that lies within. I love the tree metaphor, too. It's so apt. Congrats again on a well deserved award. It's been such a lovely experience to get to know you and to learn from you. I hope we can continue to grow and learn from each other and to feel the sisterhood between us. I hope, too, that one day we can meet in person as well. It would be so amazing, but for now Zoom will have to do:-)

Hope you have a wonderful week, dearest, Tam!

XX

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Jill,
Thank you so much, your words are wind beneath my wings. I love the direction we are creating all together. The connection with you has given me so much along the way. I love that we are able to be in touch in many ways, and can brainstorm together. And yes wouldn't it be amazing to meet in person one day.
Much love
Tam

Jill Langhus
Feb 07
Feb 07

Hello lovely:-)

You're very welcome! Aw, what lovely compliments:-) You always have the perfect words to say... what a gift.

I do, too.

Yes, it would!

Hope you have a fab weekend, dear!

XX

Hello, Tam,

This is like an acceptance piece as a World Pulse Spirits Awards Grand Prize Winner: Ambassador Category! Aside from being a member, Encourager, and Ambassador, you are also a superb writer/storyteller! Your presence on World Pulse continues to uplift and inspire all of us here. Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition!

I agree that everyone here is a leader, and each one is important and deserves a space to share her stories. We are in this together!

I love your illustration of World Pulse sisterhood on how two trees from two different seeds are now joined together as long as they both live. How wonderful to know that 70,000 seeds all over the world are now united into one tree on this platform.

Truly, World Pulse is US! We are World Pulse! Thsnk you for sharing your motivational message with us, Tam, as always!

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much! Encouraging really works, you make me want to get pen and paper out. It is so true that it is because of the stories, the news of what's gong on, the news of work being done, that as Ambassadors we have such an empowering message to give out. Yes, We are World Pulse, and we are moving forward in a new way, all together.
I am so grateful to be walking by your side, dear sister.

You're always welcome, dear Tam. You're the role model of World Pulse Ambassadors. Thank you for taking the lead, our dear trailblazer. Yes, we move forward together. We are so grateful for all you do and for you! Have a great day!

laison sylvie
Feb 04
Feb 04

Dearest sister Tam, you have no idea what your little words of encouragements mean whenever you utter them.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Sylvie,
I am deeply touched. I am so glad to be able to link arms with you here, dear sister.

laison sylvie
Feb 07
Feb 07

I remain keen to such a wonderful platform

laison sylvie
Feb 07
Feb 07

You are the sort of person I love to hug often. Looking forward to that hopefully.

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Feb 05
Feb 05

Dearest mam,
For the times you wrote comments on each and everyone of my posts, I felt like the wings to My writing abilities were raised. You words carry live and hope that fuels our minds and gives us the ability to better our world. Thank u so much for being part of us. I am so Truly blessed.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Naomi,
Your message makes me want to lift out of my seat. "I felt like the wings to My writing abilities were raised". A cause to celebrate!!! Let the stories flow, dear sister. So glad to be in touch here.

ANJ ANA
Feb 06
Feb 06

My dearest Tam
Congratulations once again. I am so happy for you and also proud to be one of the pulse of this global sisterhood. Keep inspiring the world, my dear.
We are so happy to have you.
I celebrate you and entire WP family.
love and hugs,
anjana

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Anjana,
It is such a gift to be building our connections here with each other and sharing news of our lives, our communities, our work for change. I feel you close, dear sister.
Big hug back,
Tam

ARREY- ECHI
Feb 06
Feb 06

"We are World Pulse. Every one of us is World Pulse. We continue to find each other and work together. We continue to celebrate. This is Global Sisterhood."

Very well said Mama Tam. This post and these words sums it better as only you could.

Thank you for all you do to keep the pulse humming.

Congratulations again for a well deserved recognition.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Arrey,
It is a wonderful thing that we are all strengthening our connections with each other, and knowing more and more about all that needs to be done, and all that is being done. I am forever grateful that we are able to work together now across all distances. You are an inspiration, dear sister.

Ekitah
Feb 06
Feb 06

Hi sister Tam!
I am so inspired with all your stories. They are always like one should keep reading through several times in one day. Like you said World pulse is Global sisterhood, yes i cannot express the joy i have each time i logon to world pulse not to talk of times i meet very inspiring stories from sisters like you. It keeps my mode up. This is a real family. Thank God for You being part of this platform and continue to inspire others.Hug!

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Ekitah,
It is messages like yours that keep me trusting I am headed in the right direction. Our story telling, the encouraging words we send make such beautiful bonds. So glad to meet you here.

Conny Shamu
Feb 06
Feb 06

Hello sister Tamerack
I love your writing and I,m very happy to meet you and all of my new sisters here
I m new here but I already feel lots of love
Very much proud of you

Hugs Conny.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Sister,
A big welcome to World Pulse! Keep logging on dear sister, we have so much here with each other. Jump in, the water is so fine! And yes, we love and appreciate each other so much.
Hugs to you,
Tam

Akshaya9
Feb 06
Feb 06

Hi Auntie Tam,
Congratulations! You reminds me of my granny :-) , you inspired me on how you gave encouragement to every stories and on how you lift me up (and us). You're the good role model and you deserved the award. I want to know more about you and your story.

Big hugs

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Akshaya,
You make me smile. Thank you so much for your kind words. And for wanting to know more about my story. You encourage me to write!
Big hugs to you,
Tam

Akshaya9
Feb 11
Feb 11

Your welcome auntie Tam :-)

Take care

lizzymark
Feb 06
Feb 06

Hy Tam,you have written out of much wisdom and love for who we are(World Pulse). And the tree you mentioned, its just shows how we all are and can be a part of each others life's and stories, coming from one seed and root world pulse. A WIN FOR ONE IS A WIN FOR ALL on world pulse,as we celebrate you we also celebrate that dedication, inspiration, strength and beauty of the global sisterhood. Hugs dear Tam. And thank you

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear lizzymark,
Thank you so much. I am so glad to be connected with you here. And glad you understand the closeness of those trees in the same way. My heart is overflowing to be able to be in touch like this all with each other, and love seeing you so regularly connecting here with sisters.
Hugs back dear sister,
Tam

Wukwen Destiny
Feb 06
Feb 06

Hi sister Tama
However, to lead a life that is both successful and fulfilling, our standards of success must be realistic, and we must be able to enjoy, and be grateful for, our achievements." I appreciate your determination in showing what you can do for world pulse . Your preservance, support and love words that heals and bless others let it remain.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Wukwen Destiny,
Thank you for your beautiful words. So true we must be realistic, and also enjoy, take good care of ourselves, and celebrate what we have. It is such a celebration for me that we have each other. So glad to meet you here.

bridggyella
Feb 06
Feb 06

Hi Tamarack,
I always look forward to reading your beautiful writeup.
You inspire me and I believe all of us here.

Keep inspiring and thanks for sharing this.

I hope to run into you in Canada some day. I will chat you up for a possible collaboration.

Cheers,
Bridggyella

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 07
Feb 07

Dear Briggyella,
Thank you so much. It means a lot to know that my words have good effect. It keeps me growing and inspired to keep writing. I do hope we meet one day soon. I have the chance to travel in summers. And if you are ever planning a visit to Montreal please let me know! We will meet, dear sister. We will make it happen.

malarai
Feb 07
Feb 07

Dear Tam,
Congratulation once again.
Love and hugs,
Mala

Deborah Munyekenye
Feb 07
Feb 07

Dear Tama,

Your piece has been encouraging to read. Trees are so symbolic, they are firm, stands tall and flexible enough to bend to the winds. congratulations and keep on writing .

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 07
Feb 07

Thank you for your encouragement Deborah, such true words about trees. I love that they give us oxygen, and they absorb our carbon dioxide. We are in a partnership and we need to pay attention to the messages they give us.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 07
Feb 07

Dear Mala,
A big welcome to World Pulse, and thank you for your warm message. I am so glad that you have found World Pulse thanks to the Ambassador work of Anita Shrestha. It is a joy to be connecting all together here.

Stephtalks
Feb 07
Feb 07

Congratulations again Ma'am Tamarack. You are indeed an inspiration. More grace to you.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 11
Feb 11

Thank you Steph,
It means everything to me that we are all finding each other here and figuring out ways to work together.

KATEMIRI
Feb 07
Feb 07

Saw! This so lovely Ma'am, I are good role model, setting the pace for Longer generation. God bless you mum

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 11
Feb 11

Dear Katemiri,
It is a great leap forward that we are all working together here, now. There is no excuse for change to take such a long time. We are so much stronger now that we are together here.

LYDIEN YUNIWOH
Feb 08
Feb 08

Hello mam Tam,
Am so touched with your words of encouragement. I really feel at home having people like you around. Your words are so full of wisdom. You are my role model. I just wish and hope to be like you sweetmother Tam. Am fortunate to be a member of this platform where sisters care about each other without even Knowing them. Kissssss Mam. More grace and wisdom as an ambassador.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 18
Feb 18

Dear Lydien,
It means everything to me that we are becoming so strong together now. So glad to meet you here. Recently joined and already raising your strong voice. I look forward our ongoing connection.

Myra Tambor
Feb 09
Feb 09

Thank you for such a wonderful and inspiring write up. Made my day!

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 18
Feb 18

Dear Myra,
Thank you for your encouraging message. i am so glad to be connected here.

Merlin James
Feb 12
Feb 12

My dearest Tam,

Yes we stand tall together. Remembering the day we met, with other fellow sisters, still feeling the depth of love and care you had towards sharing your voice for others. Hope to see you again.
Hugs and love,
Merlin

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 18
Feb 18

Dear Merlin,
How special to get your message. I remember that day so strongly, also our time across the picnic table after the group meeting was over. Meeting in person is such a gift. I hope we have the chance to meet again but in the meantime cherish that we have this memory.
Much love dear sister,
Tam

Merlin James
Mar 17
Mar 17

Waiting to meet you. Keep inspiring.

Lots of love and hugs
Merlin

Chinyere Kalu
Feb 13
Feb 13

Tam you are such an inspiration! You doing so much even at your age.
You deserve the award.Hope to see more of you.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 18
Feb 18

Dear Chinyere,
Thank you so much, I am touched by your words. I am glad to meet you here and to know about your important work. After so long working for freedom and rights for women, World Pulse is a dream come true.

Seka
Feb 13
Feb 13

Hello Tam,
I tell you that the WP spirit is very strong, when I can not connect to WP, I feel missing something.
Our sisterhood is our force. Let 's be united!
Thanks for share this post.
Seka

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 18
Feb 18

Dear Seka,
I feel the same way! I love the time I am here with time to connect with all of you World Pulse sisters. Together we are stronger than ever before.

Mojisola Adewumi
Feb 14
Feb 14

Hello Dearest Tam,

Warmest Congratulations to you.
You are an inspiration to us .
Keep shinning.

Regards

Mojisola

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 18
Feb 18

My dear sister,
Thank you for your much appreciated words. You encourage me to continue on. I am so glad to meet you here.

Felicitas Wung
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hi Mama Tam, your words are so inspirational. I just want to say a big THANK YOU for this.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hi Felicitas,
I am so glad to meet you here. What we are doing together through World Pulse is a dream come true.

Amaka Mokwe
Feb 26
Feb 26

Dear Tam,
Congratulations! You are an inspiration and I'm excited reading your posts.