My Plan for IWD 2018

Tamarack Verrall
Posted March 4, 2018 from Canada

Sisters, sisters,

I carry your names in joy,I carry your stories and how we have met,This is a new ecstasy,This ancient dream,This ancient dream that we had before we were born,We are finally,Finally finding each other in this lifetime..”

from A Love Poem to my Sisters 2014

This year for International Women’s Day I will be travelling just a few hours to Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Ottawa is a small city, but women there do a good job of celebrating IWD. I will be bringing news of WorldPulse to the evening celebration where I have booked a table at the Information Fair, and where local feminists will host a show and give out awards to local active women. As this is the capital city, local, national and international groups will be together, a great opportunity for WorldPulse to become more widely known.

This is a continuation of my travels, finding ways to let women hereknow what we have together in WorldPulse. I will be making as many of your beautiful faces as possible visible on a background board I am putting together, and will be able to have WorldPulse showing continually on my computer. I plan to be full of stories. I am doing lots of reading and Encouraging these days leading up to the 8th. Showing your faces, describing stories and also describing how it is that our conversations have been happening directly with each other, our network expanding so beautifully and powerfully by all of the individual ways we use this site to find each other - this is what I find brings WorldPulse alive in my conversations. I have seen over and over the incredulous look, with the question behind it forever answered “Did you just tell me that women all over the world are already working together on all this? And that what is being done is in print to be found and known? And that I can write too?” I live for that moment when women realize that WorldPulse is not just “another website”, it is a unique home base for thousands of us developing connections being made constantly, and growing. This year for IWD I am hoping to be able to meet women here in Canada, already working locally, nationally and internationally, to bring them to WorldPulse, and to let others know how this strengthens every one of us, whether deep in activism, or writing our stories for the first time. I hope too that we can create more support from here for actions being taken by WorldPulse sisters in many countries, who can benefit from international support pressure on their Governments. I will be watching for timing of the Live Event on the 8th, and keep it showing wherever I am during that time. I am devoting this month to being back in touch online with everyone I have met travelling across Canada past 3 summers, and with my Canadian sisters who have already found WorldPulse. I envision such possibilities as we draw closer and make plans together.

Whenever I read a new story, whenever I Encourage or join a discussion formed in the beautiful trails of encouraging messages below the stories, I then carry that surge powerfully through the next while. I add to it every time I sit down to read a new story. Through Encouraging, and through the profound friendships that I have found through WorldPulse I also now never feel alone. So far from being alone. I know we are everywhere, and soon, this week, so will more of my Canadian sisters.

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Olutosin
Mar 04
Mar 04

My dearest sister, you are the strongest. Keep on soaring. I love ❤ love ❤ you so much. I love your spirit. You are doing wonderfully well for us.

Thanks so much. We are with you in the spirit.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 11
Mar 11

Dear Tosin,
I feel you with me, always. Thanks for the powerful encouragement. I feel you with me.
Love with a big hug,
Tam

roses are red
Mar 04
Mar 04

Dearest Tam,

Congratulations for the upcoming International Women's Day 2018 ❤

You are the strongest, you are the wisest and you always bring a very powerful, a very positive side of the womanhood through your stories. It's a great pleasure reading through your messages. 

Greetings and Best wishes!!

This year will certainly bring light and good cheers for the women all over the globe. 

Sending you love.

Rachana Singh, India 

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 11
Mar 11

Dear Rachana,
What a lovely message, my heart is full. You have encouraged me to keep on with what i am doing.
Much love to you,
Tam

Hi Tam,

Such a beautifully written post, again:) You are so smart, eloquent and driven... such an inspiration to all of new and veteran World Pulsers. Keeping being the change... Love you!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 11
Mar 11

Dear Jill,
You have given me a big boost here, thank you so much.
With love,
Tam

Oh, good!!!! Glad to hear it:-) You're very welcome. Happy Monday!

sridevi k
Mar 06
Mar 06

Dear Tam,
Ur doing a wonderful job. Keep up the awesome work ur doing for the benefit of fellow women, Its nice and inspiring to read ur letter. Hope u find sucess in all ur endevors.
Best Regards
Sincerely
Sridevii

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 11
Mar 11

Dear Sridevi,
It makes a big difference to me to get such an encouraging message from you. We are in this together.
With love in sisterhood,
Tam

Aramide Oikelome
Mar 06
Mar 06

Dear Tam,

This is truly inspiring! You have captured it so succintly- our Sisterhood. And I am so proud to be on board this train of Amazons.

I salute your courage, your drive, your passion and determination.

Keep leading the way Tam! So so proud of you!

In Sisterhood,
Aramide

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 11
Mar 11

Dear Aramide,
You are an ongoing inspiration to me. Thanks so much for your encouraging words here.
Hugs,
Tam

Thank you, Tam. You are amazing!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 11
Mar 11

Hi Karen,
Thanks so much! Encouraging really does work, I feel it.
With love in sisterhood,
Tam

Adeola Samuel
Mar 25
Mar 25

Your post is welcoming Ma. I joined worldpulse few minutes ago and your story is making me feel at home. I feel it's divine for me to find worldpulse for the first time. Watch out for me. Smiles

Ho Sister. You are wonderful and to be encourage. I am always near you to support your ideas. I come from Mali

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 27
Apr 27

Thank you for your message, I appreciate your support!