Valerie Bagley

Joined Sep 2011
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Bio

About Me

I was first introduced to World Pulse while reading "Half the Sky" by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. A few chapters of the book were assigned for a Women's Studies class I was taking, but the stories about women throughout the world were so compelling that I couldn't put it down. I finished the last page with a tear in my eye and a new resolve: to do my part to help lift oppression for women worldwide. That's when I paid a visit to World Pulse and decided to get involved.

I have been engaged in the field of journalism since the 8th grade, and previously worked as an editor and multimedia director for a student-run news magazine in Hawaii. During this time, I had the opportunity to help a friend from Burundi document her tragic but inspiring life story. I currently work as a communications director for a small company that produces a skill-building program for at-risk youth throughout the world.

My websites:
Happiness-val.blogspot.com Music, volunteer work, writing, hiking, biking, and spending time with my amazingly supportive husband. Prioritizing my time between the good, better, and best in life. Writing, editing, piano and violin

My Vision

I hope the world can one day be a place where the gifts and talents of passionate, selfless women are recognized and maximized by governments and communities throughout the world.

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Valerie Bagley commented on Let's get back to the drawing table. Nov 04, 2013 Valerie Bagley commented on Displaced women in Iraq: Should we eat? Or study? Aug 26, 2013 Valerie Bagley commented on Toyin Adeshola “I Am Still Standing!” Aug 13, 2013 Valerie Bagley commented on Picturing Leadership through the Eyes of a Young Woman: Meet Bernadette Muyomi Jul 17, 2013 Valerie Bagley commented on Joy Jun 12, 2013 Valerie Bagley commented on 2. Dear 90 + Jun 12, 2013 Valerie Bagley commented on PYGMY PRAYER May 04, 2012 Valerie Bagley commented on Speaks Woman Módulo VOF 2012 5 May 04, 2012 Valerie Bagley commented on DR CONGO’s JOURNEY FROM CONFLICTED TO DEVELOPING NATION: The Risk is in the Proposition Mar 21, 2012 Valerie Bagley commented on Breaking Fear: A Local Story Becomes a Global Solution Mar 21, 2012 Valerie Bagley commented on Congo’s 7,000,000 Missing: How Persons with Disabilities in DRC are Finding Their Voice Feb 15, 2012 Valerie Bagley commented on Killed Before Birth!!! Feb 14, 2012 Valerie Bagley commented on One Square Metre of Land Jan 17, 2012 Valerie Bagley commented on Thank You to a Birth Mother Jan 17, 2012 Valerie Bagley commented on THE BACKLASH OF RAPE IN THE CONGO: The Beastly Plague Infecting the Male Mind Jan 16, 2012 Valerie Bagley commented on Fighting Evil from Inside Hell Dec 15, 2011 Valerie Bagley commented on “Wit rules, strength rolls the logs”. Dec 14, 2011 Valerie Bagley commented on Angelique Nov 05, 2011 Valerie Bagley commented on 31st Correspondent and Pairings with Alumni Nov 04, 2011 Valerie Bagley loved Egle Nov 02, 2011