From my childhood to my youth, whenever I asked my mother about the the female reproductive system, she avoided the conversation. Even during the school, there was no knowledge for these kinds of things. I can only secretly search the info on websites, like wikipedia, but it’s not enough, even some useful infos will be blocked by Great Firewall of China. Now in China, all talks about sex, orgasms, or the female reproductive system still are social taboos. From my experience, I learn a lot from TED talks, for example 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm from Mary Roach, Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery, and Eve Ensler’s talk on embracing your inner girl. I get to know the power from these inspiring talks, I really want to share these ideas and take the changing powers for the young people, especially young girls. Let most of Chinese youth know the truth and the right to gain a just and healthy life.
If I had a $1000 Young Visionaries contest grant I would create a Do-Sharism 2.0 online community for the most young people, especially young girls in some rural areas.
Firstly, each unique young person will be embraced on the site for their dreams for a better future. What do they want? We can learn and share from others, but the most important thing is to let the young people to find some hope at the local level. They should be encouraged to do what they really want to do and be more, to change their lives for a better, healthier, and more sustainable future.
Secondly, just like TED talks or Green Drinks networking, we have the good platform to share the love, the knowledge, but we must do some real things. We can have the best practices or start-ups for some new ideas every season. We can also have the best Do-Sharism Prize for the Monthly Best Doer/Ideas/Things.
Third, the fist of Do-Sharism is to encourage the young to make something special. The future depends on their imaginary and their visions. I believe in actions, brainstorm power, and that love is sharing. In short, Do-Sharism can be a blast, like social media full with real human spirit and can-do spirit.