I think what I find beautiful and brilliant in the Web 2.0 is the possibility that it offers to women around the world to create a platform to shine their own voices. Voices that can discuss many things, that can tell stories, that can be private and individual but also collective, also representative of the spirit of a female community.
I think that Web 2.0 is an opportunity for empowerment of women, because it is an emerging medium, in which we can begin to tell stories and impart information without having to follow a series of predetermined patterns, that make more difficult the possibility of a true representation of the voices of women in the traditional media. Women should take the opportunity of the new tools to make a way for ourr creativity, our own voice, our way of saying things, to take a leadership that is waiting for us.
In my case, I can’t say I've taken full advantage of these new forms of communication, but I’m trying. I created two blogs where I've tried to develop my views on women. In one of them I tried to make a diary in which emotions will merge with the idea I had about how it should be a female voice, a bit influenced by the reading of women philosophers. In the other, more recent and still maintain, I try to read some works of literature and film from the female point of view, interpreting what these symbols hidden in any narrative or artistic work may say about me and other women. I am very far from achieving the full ownership of my own voice, but my dream is to achieve this and to help women get a new place in the culture
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