Introducing myself and my journal: Ovaries in Resistance

Gilda Velasquez
Posted February 6, 2010 from Honduras

About Me: Currently, I document the voice of women and the voice of the LGTB Community in the Honduran Resistance Front. In my journey, I have created "Ovaries in Resistance" for the purpose of advancing in the new initiative of the feminist, lesbian, trans and bisexual Honduran Agenda.

My Passions: Human Rights and development

My Challenges: Breaking the barriers imposed by macho Honduran men.

My Vision for the Future: Is to see women taking charge of the social/political and economic aspects of our government structure

My Areas of Expertise: Human Rights, development, social media

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  • Maria Howe
    Feb 06, 2010
    Feb 06, 2010


    It's exciting to have you here and to learn a bit about you. We all get a little more empowered when more voices join the choir! Please feel free to share your thoughts, stories and encouragement. Hopefully you enjoy becoming a part of this global community.

    I applaud your work in Honduras and hope progress continues to be made. Ingrained behaviors are hard to change; the hearts and minds need to be changed too. I wish you luck in your efforts.I look forward to seeing more of you online and hearing more of your voice.

    Regards, Maria

  • Gilda Velasquez
    Feb 06, 2010
    Feb 06, 2010

    Hi Maria,

    I appreciate your comments.

    Yes, I will join in to speak up and share.

    In Sisterhood.


  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Feb 08, 2010
    Feb 08, 2010

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends and you will find this to be a positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • Jade Frank
    Feb 08, 2010
    Feb 08, 2010

    Hi Gilda,

    Welcome to PulseWire. We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

    You are just what our community was missing - a strong voice for Honduran women and a latin american advocate for the LGBT community!

    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 3500 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!

    And please check out our Action Blogging Campaign - LGBT Rights that we just kicked off last week. This initiative was sparked by our need to respond to Uganda's anti-gay bill, as well as PulseWire member Gertrude Pswarayi of Zimbabwe, who asked if there was a way to survey the PulseWire community on the topic of sexual minorities. We wanted to take it a step further - and not only ask the community for feedback, but to also provide the space to rally our voices for change and take it straight to the Ugandan parliament.

    We would be honored to have your voice representing the LGBT community of Honduras in the campaign. Learn more here:

    Warm regards, Jade

    Online Community Manager World Pulse

  • gayle kimball
    Mar 09, 2010
    Mar 09, 2010

    Dear Gilda, I like the title of your activism! I have these questions in Spanish if you like the idea of including Honduran youth. Thanks, gayle Hello. I’m writing a book about global youth viewpoints and would be very appreciative of your help getting these questions to young people 19 and younger who would like to be part of my book. I have translations of the questions in various languages. Thanks, Gayle

    Greetings from California. I'm writing a book that gives you and other young people around the world an opportunity to say what's on your mind. This is your chance to be heard. Many of you have wonderful suggestions for how to make our world a better to live in, so I'm asking people age 19 and under to respond to 10 questions. I’ll compare your answers by age, gender, and location. See for the questions and photos of schools and students I’ve visited on three continents. Also see (I’ve written other peer-based books for youth, including The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide and How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce: Kids’ Advice to Kids.) Please also forward to kids and their teachers so they can be part of the global youth book. Thanks, Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

    1. If you could ask a question of the wisest person in the world, what would you ask her or him about life?
    2. What bothers you in your daily life? What practice best helps you stay calm?
    3. If there was one thing you could change about adults, what would it be?
    4. What would you like to change about yourself?
    5. What do you like to do for fun?
    6. When have you felt most loved by someone else?
    7. Why do you think you’re here on earth; what’s your purpose?
    8. On a scale of 1 to 100, how highly would you grade your school? Why?
      1. What work would you like to do when you're an adult?
      2. If you were the leader of your country, what changes would you make?
    9. Imagine you get to write on a T-shirt going on a trip around the world. What do you want your T-mail to say to people?

    What questions are missing that you’d like to answer? Your email. . . . . . . What first name would you like used in the book to quote you? How old are you? Girl or boy? What city and country do you live in? Gracias! Merci! Danke! Arrigato! Chi chi!

    Previous Books: Essential Energy Tools book and 3 videos. 21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces, Schools and Governments. (Equality Press) How to Create Your Ideal Workplace (Equality Press) The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press) 50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books) 50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press) ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality Press) How to Survive Your Parents' Divorce (Equality Press) ed. Women's Culture (Scarecrow Press) ÿ > > > > Ed. Women's Culture Revisited. (Scarecrow Press, 2005)