Introducing myself and my journal: unnarrated narratives...

shaziya yousuf
Posted June 27, 2009 from India

About Me: i am a daughter of my unfortunate motherland. A mother(land) that feeds on the blood of her sons. my childhood was lost in the conflict torn lanes of old sringar city. no music played in my childhood. the ear piercing sounds of bullets and blasts overwhelmed every other sounds, even the wails and shreiks of mourning n crying women. i have seen funerals, breathed in terror, grown amid deaths,now it is the time to narrate the tales. whatever happened earlier continues to happen, nothing has changed since then, the same is the suppression the same are the opressors. if something has changed, it is the martyrs graveyard that is few meters away from my home. it is swelling up with the sacrifices....

My Passions: writing

My Challenges: conquering over conflict

My Vision for the Future: future will be mine

My Areas of Expertise: i guess not any

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  • JaniceW
    Jun 27, 2009
    Jun 27, 2009

    Welcome to PulseWire! I believe that by you telling your story, one more voice may feel empowered to speak out and one by one, you can break through the darkness and shine your light on a future of hope, not despair.

    On PulseWire, you will find women who have dared to raise their voice and are making connections crossing oceans, continents, and cultural barriers to change the way we live. Stories are being told, movements are being started and laws are being reformed as lives are transformed. You are now a member of this vibrant community and I look forward to reading more about your ideas, concerns, passions and dreams.

    I encourage you to reach out to other members, or start a dialogue by commenting on another journal entry. Also, please take a moment to browse through our group directory ( where you may find a group with similar interests to your own. Or, you may consider starting your own group where you can build a powerful network bringing together PulseWire members with similar visions who want to share ideas or actions.

    Voices, such as your own, have transformed lives and I look forward to reading more from you. Again, welcome and thank you for joining PulseWire. Janice PulseWire Community Director

  • Kizzie
    Jun 28, 2009
    Jun 28, 2009

    Dear Shaziya,

    Your words were really touching. It tells a lot about the conflict in Kashmir. Surprisingly, many people are unaware of this conflict and I'm happy you are going to educate all of us about what's going on there. I'm really looking forward to reading your journal posts. Your narratives are important and necessary and it really gives the voiceless a voice to speak up.

    Best wishes,