BlogHer – International Activist Scholarship Award 2013

16 Jul

Even in my wildest dreams I have not imagined that one day I would meet my virtual friends. On 25th July, I am going to meet the wonderful Jennifer Burden, Nicole Morgan, Nicole Melancon, Eva Walls, Lisa Webb and maybe Carrie Fochs and Jessica Angell. All these women are so close to my heart.

YaY! I am going to BlogHER 2013 in Chicago this year. And incidentally I also won the BlogHER International Activist Scholarship Award 2013, which is a great honour and pride to me.

Going to #BlogHER13

Going to #BlogHER13

Thank you so much BlogHER. Thank you for the IA and thank you for being so wonderful all the while.

I know I have taken my own sweet time to blog about this great news. But there were a few things which needed to be sorted out. And recently Jennifer messaged me saying –Purnima, you will regret not being true to yourself than giving in to other factors.

I need to be free and distance myself from negativity. Beautiful things happen in your life when you distance yourself from all the negative things. So I decided to fly free like the bird I claim to write about in my novel.

And so, here I am announcing this wonderful piece of information so late in my blog. This has been an amazing thing in my life. I am also going to the US of A for the first time. So, I am sure life has some interesting things in store for me for the next few weeks.

I am excited.

I am nervous.

I am happy.

#7 days to go until I board the flight to the US of A.

Speaking @ #BlogHER13

Speaking @ #BlogHER13

And I am speaking on a panel – Politics & Activism | Presentation: Ad Hoc Advocacy vs. Non-Profit Structure / Roundtable: International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Recipients. Check it out.

So who are all going to #BlogHER13? Drop me a note and we should catch up in Chicago!


14 Responses to “BlogHer – International Activist Scholarship Award 2013”

  1. Jo July 16, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

    Congratulations! I’d love to say hi to you and congratulate you in person on this fantastic award. Anyone who thinks women and blogging is all about free stuff and diapers needs to get to know the fantastic work bloggers such as you are doing. Thank you for all your hard work, your commitment, passion and action. Let me get you a coffee at BlogHer!

    • Purnima July 17, 2013 at 8:30 am #

      Cant wait to drink that coffee together πŸ™‚
      And blogging is definitely not about freebies!!!

  2. thirdeyemom July 16, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

    Can’t wait to meet you in person finally! Congrats again!!!

    • Purnima July 17, 2013 at 8:31 am #

      Nicole, Thanks πŸ™‚
      You are an awesome social good blogger and worker! You are an inspiration to me.

      • thirdeyemom July 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

        Can’t wait to meet you Purnima! Send me your flight details too via email. I land Thursday and am staying at the Sheraton I believe.

  3. Jennifer Burden July 17, 2013 at 1:36 am #

    Can’t wait to see you, Purnima!!! What an incredible award. Wow!!

    Jen πŸ™‚

    • Purnima July 17, 2013 at 8:32 am #

      The world has been kind, is all that I would say! But hey, I am meeting you in person… And I still cant believe that’s going to happen!!!

  4. Praveen July 17, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    Congrats πŸ™‚ Way to go!

  5. another jennifer July 18, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    I’m looking forward to your panel, Purnima. I just might be wearing the earrings I won from you via World Moms Blog! πŸ™‚

    • Purnima July 18, 2013 at 8:26 am #

      Jennifer, I cant wait to see how that earrings look on you πŸ™‚

  6. LisaStone (@LisaStone) July 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m so glad you can speak and so look forward to meeting you.

  7. sisters from another mister August 2, 2013 at 3:38 am #

    and YOU were awesome! And I hugged you and we laughed and we cried .. .what a blessing you are to all who know you. Hope you have a wonderful vacation and enjoy and relax and connect and make your world shine just the way you deserve! Love always sweet friend – my life is richer for sharing yours xxxx

  8. still a dreamer October 10, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    Congratulations to you! What an honor, Purnima. I hope you have a wonderful time here and what a joy meeting people you have met through the blogosphere!
    Also, congrats on your speaking on a panel. Way to go!

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