Introducing myself and my journal: A little bit of destiny, and a whole lot of strategy...

Amanda Elder
Posted November 26, 2010 from United States

About Me: I'm on a journey, like all souls born on this planet... I have had the good fortune of many expansive and eye-opening experiences in my short life time. And for that, I am utterly grateful. Born on a small farm in the mid-west to a rock'n roll father and a hard working, open and extremely resilient mother, it was very clear that my life would be nothing short of adventurous. I grew up with three very lovely and uniquely different strong sisters.

Throughout my life I have developed a knack for assessing my resources and forging new methods of doing and being. Sickened by the broken American public schooling system, I desperately looked for another way to be educated. Together, myself, friends, and a small network of mentors developed a small progressive pilot program resembling much of the structure of "free-schooling". We called it Amérris Highschool, which in French translates "to a light or illuminate". Here I asked myself to dive in and discover what has now become a fine-tuned, uncontrollable curiosity about life and all that it contains.... Four years later I was excepted to Antioch College, former institution of Coretta Scot King. I wasn't sure if higher education was right for me prior to my discovery of Antioch, but soon realized that this was in fact exactly where I needed to be.

(to be continued)

My Passions: white water/ river kayaking, hiking, camping, painting, mixed media art, communications, production, graphic development, beats, farming, videography, little people, drawing... to name a few

My Challenges: focusing my interests.

My Vision for the Future: I would like to see global access to media resources as a means to create unity, understanding, and harbor innovateive solutions which can be carried though grassroots movement.

My Areas of Expertise: communications- press, print, campaign developement, production, graphics, editing. Organizing- people, gatherings.

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  • Sarvina Kang
    Nov 28, 2010
    Nov 28, 2010

    Hello Tasher,

    I’m so glad and excited to see you in our community! Thanks so much for joining us, you are always free to post to your journal and add comments to others posts too, this is where we can freely contribute for the betterment of women and children all over that world. Please feel free to browse through our group section and post to the groups you decided to join.....On worldpulse everything is free...just be yourself.

    Welcome again to our PulseWire Community and I look forward to seeing you more in here!!!

    Warm Regards, Sarvina Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Jade Frank
    Nov 29, 2010
    Nov 29, 2010

    Dear Tasher,

    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!

    I encourage you to use your journal as a place to 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 7000 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!

    Also, please join us in our letter writing campaign to help pass the International Violence Against Women Act. Learn more:

    This is a safe space for women to share, connect, learn, support and grow in the empowerment process together.

    Warm regards, Jade

    Online Community Manager World Pulse