Introducing myself and my journal: Women, wheels of the Society

Mary Mieno
Posted April 4, 2009 from Kenya

About Me: I believe in woman kind as remarkable resource. In my opinion, the society is kept alive and on its feet by women. This is 'man power' whose effects are salient but never recognized. Consider your own community:farming, small scale businesses, seeking health care and the ability to hold together family are all attributed to the resilience of a woman. They say, when a mother passes on, the children are orphaned.....that explains a lot.

As women and with the immense abilities that we got, the society has a chance to survive many challenges it faces. In this view we should be overt in every aspect that touches on the systems of the society. Succumbing to the notion that women are 'weak' denies us the chance to actively participate in bettering our society. We should compete actively and constructively and establish a niche in the society as far as development is concerned. How to do this heavily depend on each of us as individuals. A dream for a better society should be our motivation and stoke our actions towards achieving that.

My Passions: Reading, movies,poetry

My Challenges: Lack of forum to express my views

My Vision for the Future: A society devoid of suffering

My Areas of Expertise: Health

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  • JaniceW
    Apr 04, 2009
    Apr 04, 2009

    Welcome to PulseWire! Your words inspire me, and will no doubt make some members pause and think about how they define themselves and allow others to define them. I look forward to hearing more of your story, your experience and your voice here on PulseWire.

    We have many members from Kenya so you will find a lot of support from your African sisters. Please take a moment to post a photo of yourself or an image that best represents you. You might want to browse through our group directory ( as it's a great way to build powerful networks, find members with similar interests to your own, share ideas or actions.

    Take a moment to look at two groups which I think you might be interested in joining. Leah's wonderful group, "Jambo, Hello from Kenya!" has brought together women from all over who brainstorm solutions, pose questions, test ideas and support each other's visions. It can be found at

    The other group is the Rafiki Club, managed by mamaAfrica, which brings women together to promote literacy in rural Kenya. It can be found at Please do not hesitate to reach out to these amazing soul-sisters whose lights shine so brightly on PulseWire.

    Again, welcome and I know that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking. Janice PulseWire Community Director