The most exciting thing about Web 2.0 is that it allows us all to come together not only express our opinions and amplify our voices, but also it allows us to get connected to all other women like us, craving for sharing ideas and narrating stories no matter where we come from and who we are. I feel very optimistic about the arrival of web 2.0 in my life. I feel, as well, blessed to have this opportunity to immerse myself in this social platform from where I can connect to other people and create our community, where we all equally get ourselves involved in sharing, commenting, and listening to various unheard stories. Everyone has special stories to have born with, but not everyone has opportunity to share it and have audience for all stories. I always feel like that those people who are from privileged and rich backgrounds have the privilege to speak up and amplify their voices and their stories are the ones which get the most audience. This Web 2.0 is the platform where we women come together and bring the revolutionary I believe. As a matter of fact, especially in most Asian Countries, women are considered as inferior to men and they are socially undermined in many ways. It is not surprised that women also accept the fact that they are born as good mothers for children, wives for their husbands and house workers for their families, and their voices always becomes voiceless under the imposed silence. The silence has imposed upon women, but silence is not what they chose to be with. They have always been the kind of women that hid their faces, they have been so afraid to tell the world what they have got to say, but they-we all have dreams inside of us. In addition, Web 2.0 is another way of empowering women around the world because it gives convenient and comfortable space where they can share their own stories to the world. Most of the time, because of so many social or cultural constrains, women are usually not be able to say what they want to say, but they are confined to social boundaries. Web 2.0 reminds us that it is time to let it show, it is the time to let the world know what we have been bear with so long. Web 2.0 enables us to open ourselves right here right now to share things we were afraid of to share. It is a tool that is available for everyone so that we all make changes by simply sharing our deeply kept words, stories, and experience to the world. We can share not only our own stories but we can also have our mothers’, sisters’ and aunts’ stories heard. I am very excited to have this invaluable chance on World Pulse and I am more excited to get to know women around the world. I am more than ready to listen to all kinds of stories because I know that we all can find images of our own from those stories.
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