About Me: We moved to US when I was 14, very awkward age. My father, mother and I didn't even speak English then. We left Odessa (Ukraine) in 1975 and never had an opportunity to come back. My immediate and extended family is very diverse and represents many nationalities that comprise the patchwork of languages, cultures and religions of America. My children, true blue Americans, are half Ukrainian and half Persian with no religious affilliation, although I was born Jewish and my husband was born Muslim. Both of us are secularists and taught our kids about all three major religions so that some day they themselves can make their own choice if they so desire. We are first and foremost Americans and love our country. We don't hyphenate ourselves as Iranian-American or Ukrainian/Jewish-American. I always belived that Jamaica's motto "Out of many, one people" should have been adopted by Americans.

My Passions: Reading, writing, world politics, learning new skills

My Challenges: Every day brings a new challenge, without challenges life would be meaningless

My Vision for the Future: Start a new career and excel in it, become active in charitable causes

My Areas of Expertise: Conputing, IT, software sales operations, Russian language

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Hello and welcome to PulseWire!

We are so happy you've found our thriving community where women are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere.

You have a wonderful story and as you say, uniquely American family. Your children are so fortunate to have such a rich cultural heritage with encouragement from their parents to choose their own religion and own path in life.

I encourage you to post a picture of yourself, or a symbol that has meaning to you. The best way to communicate and share your voice in this community is to write in your journal, read the journals of fellow members and offer comments, or join a group and share in the dialogue by contributing to the group journal.

We are looking forward to hearing more of your voice!

Warm regards, Jade