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An Evolution – Blogging to Activism

18 Jul

Blogging was fun! I started writing about the funny things which happened when I was mothering and parenting my son. I wrote about how funny (sarcastic drum roll) my husband was. I wrote how blessed I am to have a hectic lifestyle which allows me no time to crib or vent. Sometimes I wrote philosophy. At times poetry during those doleful moment.

Well, I joined World Moms Blog. And then I wrote more mom things. You can read how heart-broken I was when my son wore his glasses. I thought it was my mistake. I went on a guilt trip to many places often. I went to fun trips too. Ha!

And then one day Jennifer asked me, “Would you like to be a movie star?” I dint reply to that mail. Because it was not directed to me, surely!

Surely?

And then after a week she asked me again. She coaxed me. I said, well, I don’t know.

And then I asked myself, “Why not?”

So, I asked her the details.

And I was surprised to know it was for a social cause. I read many things about Immunisation, Vaccination, the developing nations, the developed nations, children dying in Africa every 20 seconds to a disease which can be prevented by a vaccine.

I read about organisations like GAVI, Shot@Life, The Gates Foundation and more. I read how much the UN was doing and I said, “Yes” to Jen.

So, we shot our first movie. Read about it here.

And then there was no stopping back!

I was an activist and I was hooked. One thing led to another and I participated in twitter parties, I talked about maternal and child health. I wrote about the UN’s MDGs. I interviewed pediatricians. I researched India’s situation. I came across a remote rural village, Piplantri in Western India which was a perfect example of an agent of change. I blogged about it on the Gates Foundation.

I know people who do a lot more things. I did a few things.

Evolution

Evolution

I looked at myself in the mirror. I looked at my inner self.

I asked myself for the wisdom to do what is right.

I evolved, my blog evolved. We resist change initially, but it slowly envelops it. We have to move on and do what we think we ought to do. It is our moral responsibility to our sisters and brothers of the world.

Balancing my inner self and my outer actions and defining it to be in tandem with my heart’s wisdom and integrating it all to become the complete personality happened. My blog also helped me get there.

Have you been drawn to something greater than yourself? Greater than anything else you know in this world? For me, it is my own inner happiness and contentment in doing my part in this universe.

I know how, when and where this journey began.

This journey through my inner universe has no end.

Evolution is infinity, with no end.

Come, talk to me @BlogHER13.

Come, talk to me @BlogHER 13

Come, talk to me @BlogHER 13

I would like to know your views about blogging and activism. Join me at my panel.

Politics & Activism | Presentation: Ad Hoc Advocacy vs. Non-Profit Structure / Roundtable: International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Recipients on 27th July at 3:15 PM. Listen to me speak.

I am speaking @BlogHER13

I am speaking @BlogHER13

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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!

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