Introducing myself and my journal: Authenticity is Powerful!

Posted April 14, 2013 from United States

About Me: I am so excited to connect with such an inspiring group of amazing women. I hope to learn from my sisters near and far and hope to give some meaningful insight, resources and support back. When I traveled to Uganda 2 years ago, I felt a connection with the women of the Acholi Quarter (an IDP camp) there that was indescribable. I knew that I had to return and help them achieve their dreams to return to their home in Northern Uganda. I returned in November 2012 with the founder of Red Earth Rising, to help start making these dreams a reality. This is just the first project of a global mission to empower women and girls.

As a mother of three girls, I hope to help create a better future for my daughters where they will be respected and their voices will be heard! We can all do this together! As one of my heroes, Tererai Trent, said to me, "I really think women are going to change the world!".

Much Love, Else

My Passions: My Children, connecting people, biking, eating healthy, paying it forward

My Challenges: Self esteem, finances

My Vision for the Future: We will have more women leaders! All girls will have access to education! Women will no longer be treated as objects!

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  • Julie Collura
    Apr 15, 2013
    Apr 15, 2013

    Hello, Else, and welcome to World Pulse! You are now a member of a supportive and vibrant community. I share your love for and connection with Uganda. In peace, Julie

  • Saving Angel
    Apr 19, 2013
    Apr 19, 2013

    "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go." - Dr. Seuss

    Hello Else! Welcome to the family! You have joined such an amazing and empowering network that works together to promote female empowerment and eliminate violence in all facets! Together we can connect, communicate and collaborate!

    Now that you've joined the network there are a few things I'd like to encourage you to get involved in. There are a few current programs that you can get involved in to spread the word about women's health and education - as well as their empowerment. They are: Digital Action Campaign - Maternal Health Campaign - Girls Transform -

    These are just some of the amazing opportunities that this network has presented you with. We urge you to get involved and share your voice with us all! We look forward to reading more of your pieces!

    Much love & respect xoxoxo