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Educating the Community: One Child at a Time | The Vision of Drishti Kharbanda With Sarvani

Childhood in a Punjabi Household Journey in Femininity Challenges Along the Way Vision for Sarvani Message for the Youth “Social work pays in something worth more than money. It gives you a purpose to live.” My childhood played a big role in shaping who I am today. My family, like most Punjabi households, had a patriarchal system. I am the second daughter followed by a younger brother. When my brother was born, I distinctly remember aunties saying to my parents, …

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The Sky of Dreams: Story of Our Very First Woman Skydiver: Rachel Thomas

Love for the Sky Becoming the Change Life as an Adventure Her Advice to Everyone From standing on the ground and feeling something deep inside me every time I thought about the sky, to becoming India’s first female skydiver, I could understand the restlessness I felt as a kid. Skydiving was in my blood since the beginning. Now, I'm a grandmother for the sport! I grew up in a small town of Chittaranjan, well known for Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) …

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The Power of the Pen | The Story of Akanksha Agarwal

The Pandemic's Effect on Her Writing Her Inspiration Her Journey in Three Words The Mantra She Lives By The Journey Led Her to Inspire Others Message to Other Women How would you describe your experience with the Covid-19 pandemic? How has that changed you as a writer? When I caught the infection, I stopped having any feeling in both my upper and lower limbs. It was a really tough time, constantly shifting between home and hospital. Overcome with the enormity …

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Rising From Pain to Providing Support | Priya Gupta’s Journey With Sarvpriye Foundation

My Childhood Awakening The Beginning of Sarvpriye Foundation My Inspiration to Continue Challenges Along the Way My Life Mantra Message to the Youth I was bullied during my primary schooling, lacked friendship bonds with my classmates, and, unfortunately, didn’t get any support from the teachers. It took some time, but I realized that I had to be my own hero and deal with the chaos in my life without depending on anyone. I started self-learning and taking care of my …

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The Millennial Perspective on Gender-Fluid Organizations

The Millennial Perspective on Gender-Fluid Organizations

Understanding Gender Inclusive Organizations Evolving Preferences Among Millennials Increasing Representation Today Implementing Gender-Fluid Practices The gender and sexuality narrative around the globe is undergoing a massive transition. Today, more and more millennials are coming forward with a strong desire to be seen, heard, and appreciated for who they are. Identity and representation have taken on a more profound meaning. Though monumental, this shift is not sudden. With increasing awareness over the past few decades and numerous platforms available to voice …

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Helping Women Rise | Subuhi Safvi’s Journey

About Subuhi Safvi The Importance of Mental Health The Motive to Keep Going "I was surrounded by strong women growing up, and my mother and grandmother have been a source of inspiration for me." My grandmother was one of the first women in her locality who had a master's degree. My mother is a historian and a writer. She started doing what she loves when she was 55 years old. They taught me how to pursue my passion and desires …

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5 Things Women Have Normalized

Breaking Away From Being "The Weaker Sex" Getting Unsolicited D*ck Pics Saying “I Was Raised Just Like My Brother, Like a Son” Being Told “Aurat Hii Aurat Ki Sabse Badi Dushman Hai” Pink Tax on All Menstrual Hygiene Products Being “Only” Catcalled The Next Step “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.”—Alice Walker. The human race became a predominantly patriarchal society around 12,000 years ago when the human species began settling …

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Words of a Woman Warrior | The Story of Captain Yashika Hatwal Tyagi

About Yashika Hatwal Tyagi Joining the Indian Army The Journey to Share Her Story When I was 7 years old, my father laid down his life for our country. During my childhood, we had less of everything, or as I like to think, "fewer resources but more power and positivity." Education was very important to us, and Mom always told us to be at the top of whatever we chose. About Yashika Hatwal Tyagi Having women in the army wasn’t …

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The Story of Laura Powers: The Power of Opportunity, Optimism, and Determination

Post Pandemic Aspirations Description of a Successful Person Laura's Inspiration Challenges and Growth Mantra to Live By Advice to Future Girl Power Talk Members Laura Powers, interviewed by Girl Power Talk. 1. What is the first thing you wish to accomplish and what are you looking forward to once things go back to 'normal', following the COVID-19 pandemic? Laura Powers: We have a list on the refrigerator of 'Things To Do Once Lockdown Is Over'. It gives my family something …

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