This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.
I was completed module 1 of the Changemaker Lab - World Pulse 2022 cohort and updated my initiative.
I was invited to participate in the World Pulse PIE Steering Committee.
For those that don't know I've been living with painful shoulders for the past 5 years and PCOS/Endometriosis for the last 30 years.
During November 2017 I had my first rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, and then a year later October 2018 I had the same surgery on my left shoulder.
After a few months of intolerable pain I was addmited to hospital to have a ruptured cyst removed 17th March 2020. This was my third polycystic ovarian surgery since 2004.
Its been a long 5 years of excruciating pain, sleepless nights and slow healing.
I still have bouts of low energy, pain and anxiety/panic attacks.
January 2022 was the month I finally had injections to relieve the pain in my left shoulder.
It's been a long 6 months of healing and I'm trying to keep positive, unfortunately I am experiencing pain in my right shoulder.
I have been to see an orthopaedic consultant this month.
Thank you to all my friends and family who pray for my recovery and good health.
This year I applied on the prestigious World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 Program. I was accepted.
I completed Module 1 and updated my initiative
Module 1 Lesson 1 - Framing the issue, understanding the problem with Ana Lozano
What is the problem you're trying to tackle?
Module 1 Live Session Webinar
Despite my shoulder surgeries and low energy levels I managed to watch all the lessons and realised I'm getting older, slower and my eyes cant focus on screens for long periods of time.
I was struggling to write notes and had to watch many of the video lessons multiple times. On a positive note My handwriting did improve over the lesson period. :)
I will post photographs to show the improvement in my cursive writing.
Lesson 1 - Ana's presentation video was informative but I had to watch it several times to understand it.
The handouts were useful, the Problem diagram best fits my initiative.
Lesson 2 - The Guided Vision Journaling session was an interactive session with Jensine Larsen and I learnt that am more than just a social entrepreneur, I have other hobbies and pursuits such as photography, and highlighted that I just want to being happy with life.
I will use the above as motivational tools to move forward to with my manuscripts and video content.
Lesson 3 - Still a little confused about this video and will need to re-watch.
I have however, detailed analysis of my fair trade female producers.
Lesson 4 - This video took me many days to watch.
I think I've figured out what Output, Outcomes and Impact I will be making for this initiative.
I did complete my SMART goals.
However, I do still need to identify how I will evaluate my writing and understand how to design my Initiative Plan.
Lesson 5 - I completed my SWOT analysis and needs.
I also spent a very long time completing my aspirational, social, familial, navigational, professional, community, communication, educational, personal, material, digital assets.
Lesson 6 - This video explained the Gender at Work Framework.
I have tried to complete it the best of my ability but need assistance to understand the change strategy.
Lesson 7 - This was the most calming video. I loved to listen to Ms Benjamin who had the sweetest soothing voice talking about the Logic Model.
I have completed my resource, strategy, audience, outputs, outcomes and impact lists.
I enjoyed this video thoroughly and I all made sense.
What is the World Pulse Changemaker Lab?
The Changemaker Lab is a sixth month in depth training program focused on creating, strengthening, enhancing and/or escalating your transformative initiatives.
World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 - Changemakers are Diverse slide
What does your initiative address?
I wrote fair trade, publication and media and legacy.
You can just about make them out above.
World Pulse Leadership Opportunities slide with Dawn Artega
Some of the Changemaker Lab World Pulse Trainers
How it works
Dawn explaining World Pulse values
I am struggling to type and need to prioritise my health and well being.
I have explained my conditions to the World Pulse team who have been kind, compassionate and very accommodating.
Thank you for reading my August 2022 blog.
I look forward to sharing my September newsletter with you soon.
Living with Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain with Sabeena Z Ahmed
Changemaker Lab 2022 - World Pulse
World Pulse Profile - Sabeena Ahmed and the LilFT
World Pulse Initiative - Creating Fair Trade Content for Media and Publication with Sabeena Ahmed and the LilFT
Module 1 Initiative Update - Sabeena Ahmed
This year the Fairtrade Foundation organised several webinars about Fairtrade Farmers and the Climate Crisis before and during Fairtrade Fortnight 2023.
I have translated this vlog in Urdu.
اس سال فیئر ٹریڈ فاؤنڈیشن نے فیئر ٹریڈ فورٹ نائٹ 2023 سے پہلے اور اس کے دوران فیئر ٹریڈ فارمرز اور موسمیاتی بحران کے بارے میں کئی ویبنارز کا اہتمام کیا۔
میں نے اس بلاگ کا اردو میں ترجمہ کیا ہے۔
This year's International Women's Day campaign was about embracing equity.
Sadly my right shoulder has been very painful and didn't receive the World Fair Trade Organization tool kit in time and designed my own IWD23 poster.
I decided to write my poster in English and Urdu.
I hope I can record a video for next year.
اس سال خواتین کے عالمی دن کی مہم مساوات کو اپنانے کے بارے میں تھی۔
افسوس کی بات ہے کہ میرا دایاں کندھا بہت تکلیف دہ رہا ہے اور مجھے ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ آرگنائزیشن ٹول کٹ بروقت نہیں ملی اور میں نے اپنا IWD23 پوسٹر ڈیزائن کیا۔
میں نے اپنا پوسٹر انگریزی اور اردو میں لکھنے کا فیصلہ کیا۔
مجھے امید ہے کہ میں اگلے سال کے لیے ایک ویڈیو ریکارڈ کر سکوں گا۔
This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.
I participated in several webinars the first being the World Cancer Day 2023.
The second webinar was organised the World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 Program.
I participated in Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 which commenced February 27th - 12th March.
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