My birthday present to you is my book, "200 Screams for Freedom."

Valéria Barbosa
Posted August 17, 2019 from Brazil
My book cover
Valéria Barbosa is 62 years old, cultural producer and poet. In 1993, she edited the first poem by Literris Editora in the Poetry and Poets Collection. Two years later launches the first independent book, "Warrior". Since then, he has participated in 15 collections. In 2012, she launches the books “The Great Guardians of the City of God. Destiny Makers ”and“ Heart Stuck. In the Troubled Life Dresser ”. In 2018, she was awarded the 200th Independence of Brazil Competition, which led to the publication “200 Screams for Freedom”. She is the founder of the community newspaper CDD Vive and participates in the City of God Community Portal. “Rio de Janeiro is very violent, fear reigns, having Community Communication and poetry as a tool of expression is a way to seek a territory with more hope.”
 Young people from Italy meet at Cidade de Deus community meeting
Young people from Italy meet at Cidade de Deus community meeting: The City of God House of Culture brought young people from Italy for a Cultural Exchange with the residents of the City of God, Rio de Janeiro favela. Moments of much love and cultural exchange between people and concern for security, as on Thursday there was a big shooting and young people had to stay protected in the house every morning, could feel in the skin what the community is going through every day. days with police operations. (1/6)

Best wishes to dear Jensine.

Jensine one day arrived in Brazil and together with Martha Liano and Tiffany C Purn enchanted 5 different days in my life in Salvador, Bahia on the Costa do Sauípe.  World Pulse presented me with the participation in the 13th AWID World Conference, there I discovered that I was a reporter, and it was all so fast that I could not thank in the moments that presented themselves.

I changed a lot you know Jensine? I changed because I felt valued, I changed because I realized that you looked at me with the best eye, valued my action, something that is not common among mine. It is common to work hard without thinking, acting, even because of the great demand for action and the little resource.

Until at the end of last year, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Independence of Brazil, the Ministry of Culture issued a public notice to award 25 literary works and I sent my first poetry book and it was awarded, I received the prize for editing. lo. It didn't stop there, I operationalized the feature and besides editing the book I'm making a CD, recording 16 songs.

I looked at myself with greatness, allowed myself to win, understood what it is to receive, besides just giving.

I learned from you from your love work. I don't know English yet and this leaves me a little far away, I need to get closer to World Pulse.

And as for my book the title is “200 Screams for Freedom,” I scream to hear that it is necessary to respect the environment, people with their differences, cultural diversity and faith. I cry for the lack of public policy that after 200 years of independence still keeps the people colonized by power. I shout in verse the slum deaths and the fear that we are subjected to all day by helicopter guns, having legitimized the slaughter by the government.

It is dear cry in my book for the chaos that we live in a wonderful country, Brazil and that has everything to make your people happy. It has a beautiful culture, a warm and immature people who have not learned to vote. I shout against the devaluation that is imputed to health and education. I cry for the killing of the Indians and the crimes that are left without legal solution for lack of investigative work committed to the truth and with their feet sunk in the patronage of evil. Well, I stopped working physically with crowds and I am hoping that my book will be translated into the world. I am working hard for this and this I learned from you and World Pulse to believe in me, to be strong to see the other to which I am a part. Kisses and Best wishes thousand.

Much love. I'm here, I'm World Pulse forever.                                              

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Hello, Valeria,

How are you doing? It is so great to read a new post from you! Congratulations for publishing your book! What a lovely gift this is for Jensine’s birthday. What a tangible tribute of thanksgiving from a woman whose life that was fee valued.

Thank you for sharing your experiences with Jensine. I learn a lot from your story esp on being intentional to make women feel they are valued and their works of creativity are important. I feel that on World Pulse, too!

I love this statement, “I’m World Pulse Fovever”. It a great idea for a hashtag. #WorldPulseForever.

I hope to read more from you, dear sister. I hope you can continue encouraging our new World Pulse sisters, too! Hugs!

Jensine Larsen
Aug 18
Aug 18

Valéria! This is the best birthday gift ever! I celebrate and dance with you your awards and accomplishments for using the full force of your creativity and gifts to lift the voices of your people!
Your cry for your people and homeland sends shivers through me, and your dream of safe space for the youth through media and communications is pure and true. YOU ARE #WorldPulseForever. I am #WorldPulseForever - no language can separate us! We stand in solidarity with the women in Brazil fighting for land, justice, forest, equality, and creativity!!

Valéria Barbosa
Aug 20
Aug 20

Dear Jensine, as I am blessed to be a part of World Pulse history, knowing that believing in the media lowers our risk vulnerability, strengthens us as an inhabitant of the planet, and makes us sure that we are not alone. We have sisters sowing good deeds in the world, planting love with communication. We have overcome the barriers of geographical distance and language. Gratitude for being one of you.

Hugs

Valéria Barbosa

Jill Langhus
Aug 19
Aug 19

Hello Dear Valeria,

How are you doing, love? It's great to see your amazing work, photos, progress and post! Congrats on all your success. I hope you will be more involved, too, and you're English is just fine, by the way:-)

Hope to see more updates from you, and I hope, too, that you have a great week!

XX

Valéria Barbosa
Aug 19
Aug 19

Oi querida.estou.muito feliz e grata. Trabalhando muito por uma comunidade melhor. Gratidão.

Jill Langhus
Aug 19
Aug 19

Olá querido,

Ótimo para ouvir :-) Por favor, mantenha o ótimo trabalho e nos mantenha atualizados também, para que possamos celebrar com você! XX

Beth Lacey
Aug 19
Aug 19

Jensine is surely an inspiration to so many women.

Lisbeth
Aug 20
Aug 20

Aunty Jensine is the best thing that has happened to us at WP :-).