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 A Woman's Wealth is Her Mental Health Oct 13 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Re-Writing Her Presence Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on CAMEROON: My Business Helped Me Escape Domestic Abuse Sep 06 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on The Plastic Bank in the Philippines: Journeying with the Informal Plastic Recyclers Aug 27 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on African ChangeMakers Fellowship (ACFellowship) Cohort 2 , 2018 – Selected Women. to Train. Aug 27 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Hard Working Woman Aug 21 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Our children stayed out of school. Aug 21 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on World Pulse Sisters Aug 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Fearing the Next Explosion Aug 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Encouraging Sickle Cell Warriors to Explore Nature's Amazing Pharmacy. Aug 17 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved #NeverGoBack   Aug 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved My Resource Map Aug 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Over 96% of Government Websites Hide Disabled Men and Women on Their Site Aug 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on One World, Green World, Clean World:DaYaKeF Paradise Aug 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Download Our Economic Power Resources Toolkit Aug 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Download Our Economic Power Resources Toolkit Aug 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Patriarchy and Sexism Cannot Stop Indian Women: The Economics Of Resilience Aug 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved I have become a Digital Rights Advocate for Cameroon. Aug 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on MAGIC OF MONSOONS Aug 01 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved THE SAFE SPACE THEORY Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved My sister my friend project Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved DONATE GENEROUSLY TO THE AWARD WINNING CAMPAIGN THAT REACHES THE REMOTEST VILLAGES AND COMMUNITIES OFTEN LEFT BEHIND Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on All I Knew About Community Development Crashed. Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved African ChangeMakers Mentorship Program 2018 - Update (#SuperChargeyourAbility) Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved DALOY, Wealth of Batis-AWARE Women Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on DALOY, Wealth of Batis-AWARE Women Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Love and Compassion are the Wealth of Women Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Love and Compassion are the Wealth of Women Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved The Abundance of Women in My Circle Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on The Abundance of Women in My Circle Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on I Am Rich Because I Have Amazing Sisters Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved I Am Rich Because I Have Amazing Sisters Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Empowered Women are Power of all Women Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan commented on Empowered Women are Power of all Women Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved My sisters; my wealth Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved How to Create a Resource Map Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved How the women felt ? Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Join hands to fight against Malnutrition. Malnutrition is Real! Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved A woman's words and waste another Woman's wealth. Jul 31 Karen Quiñones-Axalan loved Hard Working Woman Jul 31