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

  • jlanghus
    Mar 05
    Mar 05

    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

  • jlanghus
    Mar 12
    Mar 12

    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!