Myself and the future in World Pulse

louise Toohey
Posted April 14, 2013 from Swaziland

Coming from a broken back ground. I always knew that my struggles would help someone else in desperate situation or dia emergency. There are so many people in this world who are broken, hurt, tortured and have no escape but, I want to be one of the people who make a difference in someone's life and tell them that someone has also hit rock bottom and there is always a way out. Every time I would watch the news, one of the stories that always touch me is the poverty stories, Economic crisis in some countries and how the women suffer more because of it and how many children are orphaned because of the AIDS epidemic. These things are one of the many things that led me to want to do something and actually be part of a cause that in the path of creating a utopia of this "equality" world peace and no death and no poverty. Even though it may take decades to even get to that point but, I can't stand and wait for someone else do something about it. I feel the need to help someone else come out of that brokenness like someone did for me. When one of the ladies came to me and spoke to me about World Pulse I was intrigued because this organization stands for something I strongly believe in and I would so much like to be apart of something so life changing to other women around the world. Women are like the spine within society, if the spine cannot work, the whole body cannot function. It is my duty to make sure that every woman, child knows their worth in this world and how they can use their surroundings, skills to become better people, entrepreneurs and also make a difference in macro economic changes in their countries. Better women = better world.

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  • Cassady
    Apr 17, 2013
    Apr 17, 2013

    I really enjoyed your piece. Especially the combination of your personal experience and how that motivates you, and connects to the bigger picture. You are right, we cannot stand back and wait for someone to do something about it! If we all help each other to overcome the obstacles we encounter, the world will be a better place.

    Thank you for writing!


  • louise Toohey
    Apr 17, 2013
    Apr 17, 2013

    Yes, I agree with you. I guess in order to see an outcome, you have to be the first to pave the way. Thank you for responding

  • Dana Anderson
    Apr 21, 2013
    Apr 21, 2013

    Hi, I am truly inspired by your positive energy and determination to make a difference in spite of a difficult past. While some would allow the past to make them bitter, your writing shows that you have used your struggles to become a strong, independent and inspiring role model. The personal element in this piece suggests that these are not merely words to you, but a true declaration of your commitment to positive change. Thank you for contributing and I look forward to hearing more about your vision!

    Best, Dana

  • CourtneyPaige
    Apr 21, 2013
    Apr 21, 2013

    Dear Louise,

    I am also inspired by your post, and by your proactive and passionate approach to the future. Thank you for sharing it with us all - you are certainly determined, which is so encouraging and inspiring! I'm very much looking forward to learning more about what sorts of economic changes you have in mind. I agree that this is a crucial area to work on, in terms of gender equality.

    All the best, Courtney