Karen Quiñones-Axalan

Joined Dec 2017
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Bio

About Me

I am a survivor of storms, literally and figuratively.

Literally because in the last four years, my family lived in three areas that were directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded in the world.

Figuratively because growing up I experienced different forms of abuse. Silence was my shield for survival. However, the unprocessed trauma caused me to be diagnosed with depression.

Physically, I have a lordoscoliosis, a lateral and curvature on my back, that is becoming noticeable as I grow older.

I am also a special needs mother.
That makes me an advocate for people with disabilities and special needs.

I often used the term “differently-abled” because although they have physical, neurological, developmental or behavioral limitations, they have abilities competence to share.

I’m here to break my silence and to break the stigma on mental illness and on disabilities.

I’m also here to learn from my WP sisters because your stories inspire me a lot.

My Vision

A world that supports equality for people with disabilities and special needs. ❤

Needs

Mentorship on how to start a non-profit organization.

Abilities

Training and Facilitation ☆ Writing and Documentation ☆ Basic Project Management ☆ Community Development ☆
Teaching

Interests

Economic EmpowermentEducationEnvironmentGender-based ViolenceGirlsHealthHuman RightsLeadershipMen and BoysTechnology & Innovation

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Jill Langus: A Light To Our World Pulse Home Oct 13 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on During Disasters, Women Count On Each Other Oct 11 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Mom, why don’t I have a father? Oct 11 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Eradicate the Ticket (FGM) to Child Early and Forced Marriage with Me Oct 11 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Every woman is my security.I say “NO” TO FEMALE ENEMITY!!!!!! Oct 11 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on What Security Means To A Special Needs Mom Like Me Oct 11 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved I  COULDN’T BEAR THE TO SEE ANOTHER LIVE BEING LOST Oct 07 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on What a woman Oct 07 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved What a woman Oct 07 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on The Definition of Security Is Not Complete Without Mention of Healthcare Accessibility. Oct 07 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved The Definition of Security Is Not Complete Without Mention of Healthcare Accessibility. Oct 07 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Safecity Monthly Updates : September 2018 Oct 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Safecity Monthly Updates : September 2018 Oct 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved la paix, La sécurité et la participation des femmes en RDC Oct 04 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on How to Get Involved Oct 04 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on How to Get Involved Oct 04 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on How to Get Involved Oct 04 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved How to Get Involved Oct 04 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on A Glass Half-full Oct 04 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Invitation to Weekend Creative Writing Journey Sep 27 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Invitation to Weekend Creative Writing Journey Sep 27 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Sharing the World Pulse Survey with local Ugandan Community whose Access to Internet is Limited. Sep 27 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Peace Is For Everyone! Sep 27 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Why mothers should lead campaign to end knife crime in London Sep 27 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Why mothers should lead campaign to end knife crime in London Sep 27 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved African ChangeMakers Fellowship (ACFellowship) Cohort 2 , 2018 – Selected Women. to Train. Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Re-Writing Her Presence Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on THE RIGHT SUITOR Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Do you want to partner in a passion project/business and do you live in the EU? Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved CAMEROON: My Business Helped Me Escape Domestic Abuse Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved INDIA: We Are Reshaping our Economic Destinies Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on INDIA: We Are Reshaping our Economic Destinies Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on UGANDA: What My Grandmother Taught Me Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved UGANDA: What My Grandmother Taught Me Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved The Plastic Bank in the Philippines: Journeying with the Informal Plastic Recyclers Aug 27 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Our Inmates at Bamenda prison have become productive! Aug 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved World Pulse Sisters Aug 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Fearing the Next Explosion Aug 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Encouraging Sickle Cell Warriors to Explore Nature's Amazing Pharmacy. Aug 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Our children stayed out of school. Aug 17