I really see myself as a leader. I decided to stand up for myself when I realize how people can easily take advantage of others, especially women. I feel  the way society is set up in different part of the world, does not favor women. Society as a whole needs woman in all and every aspect, but people always find a way to say that woman is inferior and; therefore, can't make intelligent decision. I always have to fight to show people around me that I can do a lot of things with the knowledge that I have. I am against the picture being spread about woman who can't do this or that because society said she can't. Some women I met in my journey were afraid to start a fight because of lack of support. I am from Haiti where people are still thinking that women are inferior. Some people are against women right to choose. I did not have a lot of support when I realized that I had to stand up for myself. 

 My goal is to collaborate with other women to change this wide spread rumor about women capability. A lot of other women started similar movement and I want to get connected to them. I want to use social media to reach out to these groups of women  that I would never be able to reach physically. 

I host a radio show in Haitian Creole in my community with the goal of providing information to the community and change how people perceive woman and her strengths. Being able to host a show and present a variety of educational topics to the community in itself is not an easy task because the Haitian media is dominated by man. I think I can continue to use my voice to get connected to more women and men who believe in change , I could maybe do some educational films in the future or do more interviews to showcase women strengths in other places around the world. I think being part of World Pulse could offer me the opportunity to start new strenght-based-projects and learn more about how to achieve my goal due to the fact that I will be connected to other women all around the world. I believe that women need equal right to find more educational non bias opportunity. 

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Bravo! Dearest Berlotte, you have already taken a huge step towards self-empowerment, and that is, standing up for oneself, when nobody else does. Congratulations !!

I vision you as a successful change maker in your country. Keep sharing ! World Pulse is a beautiful, thriving community of strong women like you. We will benefit immensely from hearing your experiences as a leader in your community.

Love from India !

Mukut Ray

Hi  Berlotte

Am so happy for the leadership position you have taken amidst all odds.So bad the impression the whole world have about women being weak,even in some families that the woman is the braed winner she is still taken as a weaker sex. I know you are going to make a grate change in your community.

Kudos

Jane Kalu

 

Dear Berlotte - 

Thank you for sharing your story! It is inspiring to hear of your work to empower other women, and I'm sure that your radio program gives your female listeners strength, both to believe in their own intelligence and capabilities and to demonstrate this belief to others around them. I hope that your male listeners are also impressed by your intelligence and confidence--as you say, there are also men out there who believe in change, and they can be great allies for women. Please continue to share with us, I would love to hear more from you!

Warmly,

Liz

dear Berlotte

you are a strong woman and your society needs more women like you i encourage you to move on with your goals and never give up :)

Zeineb

Dear Berlotte,

You have surely done well in haiti by standing up for women. Talking about women empowerment on radio is very huge step, you are indirectly building up the confidence of the women who tune in to listen in on your radio shows. Radio shows are very important in educating the community and this is very a very powerful tool. You shoudl encourage women to call in and tell their stories, by doing this they will be indirectly changing another womans life. 

You know if you have a problem you always isolate yourself and yet someone else might have sufferred from the same problem and got a solution. So by sharing their stories you will be empowering these women with knowledge.

You are surely a true leader with a difference. Continue with the good work. 

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi Head of Legal and Advocacy Centre for Batwa Minorities a.kiddu@gmail.com cfmlegal@gmail.com Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

Hello Berlotte!

 

Your leadrship story is inspirational and points to more achievements in the future, especially as you have joined this empowering World Pulse online community. 

The courage and commitment needed to discard all stereotypes about women is what you already possess and are sharing with other women and change-oriented men in order to build a world of gender equality. I am a man, but I believe and share in the vision of change for all women on earth. One of my poems, tiltled "Women in Power" celebrates courageous women like you...

 

The radio programme you run is already a milestone on your path to empowering other women. As Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi has pointed out above, I suggest you make those radio programmes much more interactive so that women can call and share their own successes and fears on air and you will build their confidence. The radio too is part of ICTs and I must confess that you are already taking the lead as a women who can change the world thanks to ICTS. This platform will also provide you with chances to network and reshape the world as you as already doing in Haiti.

 

Best of regards from Cameroon.

Kenneth Toah Nsah (pen name: NSAH MALA)

Kenneth Toah Nsah (Nsah Mala)

Writer, Critic and Teacher

Cameroon

Bonjour Berlotte,

Your strength and conviction is beautifully conveyed through your words on behalf of women worldwide, and your voice is warm and vibrant on the radio. What a great choice to use the radio to reach a broad spectrum of people, awakening the hearts and minds of so many people. Whether it is your words, or the simple fact you have stepped forward and spoken out, you are making a difference. You have already entered the arena as a leading change agents and your affiliation with Worldpulse is a fabulous support system to help you expand your outreach.

Are all your radio spots available to the public for replay? Have you considered expanding your film idea into something like a short docu-spot, spontaneous interview on the street, or a very short film that could be downloaded and streamed online?

Looking forward to your updates, all the very best,

Roshanna

 

"It is your inalienable right to express the full potential of your being!¨

Roshanna

http://www.humaninterrupted.com

 

Hello Berlotte

Your story is amazing and thank you for sharing with us. I am glad to know that people like exist and this encourage me to keep on what I would like to do for women in my country.

Women are so wonderful, intelligent and can do more than what we are used to, and you are doing your best to show that to the world. I hope I will hearing more stories from you.

To women and to life,

Afy

Hallo Berlotte,

 

A beautiful woman you are indeed and what you are doing for your community to try change their perceptions is amazing. Being in radio ensures that your voice is heard and am sure you have helped transform someone's mind. Continue to speak up and do not be afraid to speak your mind and let the women in Haiti know that they were created for so much more; they have the potential to achieve their dreams.

 

does your community support what you are doing? what sort of support system do you have around you?

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that. -Martin Luther King Jnr.

Hi Berlotte, I loved reading your post and am so impressed by you. I agree with what you wrote about how sad it is that women are still seen as inferior to men and unable to make decisions about their own lives. I think it's so so cool that you have your own radio show and are educating people. I wish I could listen to it (and that I understood Haitian Creole :) ). I think it's great that you want to connect with other women leaders and it's fabulous you are a World Pulse member! I look forward to reading more from you. Best wishes, Julia

 

 

I feel stronger myself having read your words.

I just wanted to reach out and give you love about the radio! When I was in graduate school, for about 2.5 years I hosted a weekly 2-hour show and it was some of the greatest times of my life programming music, hosting people to talk about their cultural efforts, and reaching out to the near community and folks that were streaming the show from the internet around the country.

Its scary at first to broadcast your voice as you have done, but once you've given yourself a pure intention of being committed to positivity for the good of all, it becomes so fun. I applaud you!

I feel stronger myself having read your words.

I just wanted to reach out and give you love about the radio! When I was in graduate school, for about 2.5 years I hosted a weekly 2-hour show and it was some of the greatest times of my life programming music, hosting people to talk about their cultural efforts, and reaching out to the near community and folks that were streaming the show from the internet around the country.

Its scary at first to broadcast your voice as you have done, but once you've given yourself a pure intention of being committed to positivity for the good of all, it becomes so fun. I applaud you!

Well done Berlotte, your strenght, courage and action are commendable, i am encouraged to step out and bring the change i want to see in my community.

Women have alot of strenght and will power to be role models to other and thats a gift that can be shared with the society in this erra.

Keep the fire burning.

Jael

Kenya