Writing has been my passion. I write almost everything which goes on my mind. I love to comment on news articles and discuss current events and social issues with my parents, siblings, relatives, mentors, friends and comrades. With the advent of technology, I learned to blog. I enjoy posting status on my facebook wall and tweet while on the go because of its easy access.
I always believe on speaking your mind. I cannot help but comment on things which I know would affect me, my country, my community, and the greater majority. I know there are a lot of issues that we cannot ignore. We have to make a stand. Like for example the issue of reproductive health bill which is highly debatable in the Senate of the Phililippines. My male boss who is a Senator is the number one opposition in passing this bill. One of his reasons is that "Most contraceptives are abortive". On the other hand, my favorite mentor in College is an advocate of this bill. She believes on responsible parenthood and strongly supports bills concerning women and their welfare.
Of course, I am a woman and like my female mentor, my inspiration is to defend the rights of my fellow women. I am not afraid to say I am pro reproductive health bill. The population is booming and poverty rate is rising. More and more women die because of pregnancy complications. It is not too late for a third world country like us, to make some preventive measures and make health care and medical attentions accesible to our poor families especially the mothers.
This is just one of my personal stories. There are a lot I still want to share. I want to voice out so many sentiments. Not only of my own but from a lot of women in my country who are afraid to speak their minds.
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