As Voices of Our Future begins its second week of application, it has been a humbling experience to log onto PulseWire each day and witness the surging tidal wave of voices pouring into the community from all corners of the world - some voices new to PulseWire and some which we've been blessed to know over time - voices rumbling up from the ground with new found excitement for web 2.0, voices sharing both painful and joyful life experiences, voices offering new solutions for change, and voices demonstrating an unshakable support for new-found sisters worldwide.
YOU are World Pulse and YOU are the voices of our future - regardless of this application's end result. Our community will only continue to grow stronger and this tidal wave will build as we become an unstoppable force for global change.
Part of our growth as a community and as an organization is to share your stories with the world - to elevate women's voices and accelerate change. World Pulse is gearing up to produce a video that demonstrates what's possible when women have a platform to speak for ourselves. Our video team wants to hear from you - our community - on which stories and voices have moved you the most. Which journal brought tears to eyes and shook you to your core? What story moved you to action or turned your former notion of an issue on its head? Which voice drew you into this community and left you craving for more?
Share with us your favorite PulseWire journals and tell us why they had such an affect on you. Tell us what makes this voice so special and truly representative of women speaking for themselves. I'd like to start by sharing with you some of my favorite journals that over the past two years have made a permanent imprint on my soul.
The first story that hooked me into this community and whose voice leaped off the page and into my consciousness, a woman who taught me what empowerment means - is Tabby from Kenya and her journal, "HIV+ a blessing in disguise". From Nusrat Ara of Kashmir's journal, "My Diary," I learned what it meant to live in a region of constant terror and conflict. And from Araceli's journal, "The Ripples of the Pulse," I felt the power of possibility. And there are many more journals that have impacted me deeply... these are just some of my favorites.
If you have a favorite PulseWire story, journal, connection, or voice that inspired you, please share it with us! Write your favorites below as a comment, and if you can find the link, include that too! If you can't find the link, describe the member and journal best you can and we'll find it.
Which story made an impact on you?