Is it my imagination? So many stars together in one group! You guys wouldn´t believe my excitement when I saw you all in this one, sublime group of VOF celebrities. It is like making fresh orange juice in the morning, You feel the aroma of the oranges and your tongue begins to water... until you have to have a sip. I am here, I see you. I smell your aromas from all over the world, and I just had to come down to say hiiiiiii!!!!

Tune up your ears with loving songs from each other´s countries, get your hearts ready by brushing out the dust around them so that they sense every feeling that will soon be showering them from the pens of this group of writers, and submerge your hands in the fresh water fountain of innocence before writing your comments to the newcomers of this year's Voices of the Future Program.

Big hugs to everyone. Ready to share the excitement, the enlightment, the beautiful journey ahead of us. I love you all! Thanks for letting me in, in our shared, beautiful corner of the listener's world.



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I love this picture you used, it sparkling and sparkle us up here. So happy to be here too, it is like a dream and before you know it we will be happily ushering in the 10th edition...This is a life's journey and I am happy you all are in my life! Thanks to everyone who made this years VOF possible. The dream will not die!

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre 512 Road F Close Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Thank you Jackie for your sweet, and amazing note. Your writing is absolutely fabulous--I could taste the orange! I am so excited to see so many amazing women from last year joining our Listener group. You are all uniquely poised to help us choose the next 30 women for 2010!

Sending you all a big hug and my gratitude,


"Tell me then, what will you do with your one wild, sweet, and precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Hello Again Jackie,

I wanted to reach back and say hello again in response to your lovely, lovely writing and welcome greeting. It is so wonderful and exciting to watch another VOF program getting under way. I remember very, very fondly the exchanges we had last year and the intensity of the connections and communications that flourished last year.

Very much looking forward to more and thank you for bringing such fond memories forward for me again,

With Kindness, Gretchen