We women, we are voices. We have deep thoughts and ideas, beliefs and values about the world. We have the power to speak in order to be heard and to fight back when we are silenced. In many ways, I write articles to trigger conversations. There are always areas of vast silence in any culture – subjects we don’t like to talk about. I like to go into those areas and come back from silence with something to say.
As women we can learn from each other by sharing experiences. I want the stories that I put out to mean something, but most importantly, let other women see themselves in the stories of others. That’s when we learn and thrive. The power of stories is when we experience certain things, especially the painful ones, we can connect it to one of our stories and say; I’ve seen this before. I know how to deal with this.
In many ways I prefer to write about topics that can easily disappear. From trauma, to the meaning of work, books or business. Although some issues don’t make it to global news, the issues and the initiatives to solve those issues are evident – yet they are not so widely visible.