Introducing myself and my journal: Alaskan Women United!

Posted November 12, 2009 from United States

About Me:I am an Alaskan woman. I like singing and am part of several singing groups here in my hometown. I like to convert translated songs into a songsheet. I love to pick berries and look for roots - they're my passion. I also make parkas (jackets) for my family and am finally learning to make my own maklaks (boots).

My Passions:Berry picking

My Challenges:Making time for myself

My Vision for the Future:Get more women involved in church activities

My Areas of Expertise:Accounting

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  • Mwierenga
    Nov 13, 2009
    Nov 13, 2009

    Marilyn, I am so happy to see that you have found PulseWire! I am sure you will make many connections with others who may also enjoy singing. Personally, I do not sing but I do love berry picking. Which berries do you pick? My favorites are huckleberries.

    I encourage you to explore other parts of this website. Specifically, there is an opportunity to have your story published in the next magazine. The theme for submissions is "land" Women are invited to share their personal stories about their connection to land. To find out more about the program details, check out the My Story page on PulseWire:

    Welcome again and enjoy the warmth of this community! Marlies

  • Jade Frank
    Nov 13, 2009
    Nov 13, 2009

    Hi Marilyn,

    Welcome to PulseWire! I was so excited to see that you're from Kivalina. I am from Fairbanks and have heard about your village, but have never met anyone from there! I love that you're so passionate about berry picking. I love berry picking too. I grew up picking the berries that grow in Interior Alaska, like blueberries, low bush cranberries and raspberries. I now live in Oregon and dream about those Alaskan blueberries! I have discovered huckleberry picking here and admit that it's a pretty amazing berry as well. What do you do with your berries? My boyfriend and I like to make jam with our berries so that they can last us all winter long.

    It is amazing to have someone here from such a special and remote region of the world. I sense that you have a lot to share with us and I encourage you to use your journal as a place to further introduce yourself, your work and your passions to the PulseWire community. Think of your journal as a blog, where you can speak your mind and reach an audience of over 3000 women and supporters of women's initiatives. Check out what others are writing about in Voices Rising. I think that you will find PulseWire to be an exciting place to garner support, make connections and share your story!

    I'd like to introduce you to Maria, a member of PulseWire who is an activist for women and for indigenous peoples. She is Aleut and lives in Anchorage.

    Looking forward to hearing more of your voice here on PulseWire!

    Warm Regards, Jade

    Online Community Manager World Pulse

  • Michelle Elmquist
    Nov 18, 2009
    Nov 18, 2009

    Hi Marilyn,

    I'm so glad you found our community! PulseWire is such an amazing place to learn from and share with others and I know you will find a lot of support from all of our inspiring members posting from all over the world. If you have any questions about the community, let me know and I will help to get you started. I look forward to hearing more from you on PulseWire!

    Be well, Michelle