Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
(from Still I rise by Maya Angelou)
Yes, still we rise. We rise to change the world around us.
At HerStory we celebrate women and their achievements all year round. Be it corporate leaders, women in tech or in academics, arts or those in the world of fitness and sports. Our stories are about women who have not given in to fear, taken on challenges head on and have refused to give up in the face of failure; they have continued to only rise, grow and thrive. From entrepreneurs to corporate leaders to reckon with, each journey has been special, each story an inspiration in itself.
As the International Women’s day approaches, we take this opportunity to salute the spirit of womanhood in our own style. HerStory, in association with Network for Women in Media, Bangalore Chapter, invites you to a women’s meetup on the 6th of March, 2015, at YourStory office to celebrate women and their lives.
Theme: Storytelling for women, by women, on women.
Shradha Sharma, Founder, YourStory: Challenges and insights on writing for women on the digital platform
Jayapriya Vasudevan, Founder, Jacaranda Press: Women writers in different geographies
Priyanjana, Journalist and Filmmaker: The women writers’ s collective in Imphal. Movie screening of ‘Binodini’
Date: 6th March, 2015
Time: 5.30-7.30 PM
Venue: YourStory Office Rooftop
The event is open to all. To attend please register here.
Shradha Sharma is the Founder and CEO of YourStory. Founded in 2008, on the premise of championing the spirit of entrepreneurship in India, YourStory has grown into India’s leading digital media platform for entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, founders and change makers. In 2015, she was selected in the list of 500 LinkedIn Influencers across the world. In December 2014, she delivered a Ted talk at Tedx Bay Area, San Francisco which won her accolades from the world over.
Jayapriya Vasudevan is the Founder of Books@Jacaranda, a boutique literary agency working out of Singapore, India and the Philippines and represents authors from across the world with a special focus on writing from Southeast Asia. The Jacaranda list is eclectic and covers a wide scope that includes literary fiction, high quality commercial fiction, non-fiction and memoir.
Priyanjana is a freelance journalist and independent filmmaker and as an independent filmmaker her focus has been on the environment, issues of sustainability and livelihoods with a special emphasis on women. She has done in-depth features on issues ranging from water privatisation, waste management in urban and rural areas around Bangalore city, gender issues and special investigation reports.