On Friday, July 14th, I had the pleasure of speaking with colleagues from the Civil Service Race Forum for South Asian History Month. I've been busy growing the BlindianProject community IRL, so I have yet to do a lot of workshops/presentations lately. But, I must admit that I miss sharing the why and how backstory of the BlindianProject.
Today, the event organiser kindly emailed to share some of the initial feedback she'd received from colleagues who attended, and I couldn't be happier with the comments.
Here are a few initial takeaways:
The world would be a kinder, more empathetic place if more of us openly shared our stories and experiences. But the masses think no one will care about what we write.
Many people believe that larger publications/platforms are out of their reach. Self-publishing on their own means a limited reach = will anyone see this?
There are circa eight billion people in the world (2023).
5.18 billion, or 64% of the global population, use the internet
4.8 billion, or 59%, use social media.
We NEED to believe in the power of our stories.
If your words or story can impact one person and help them feel like they aren't alone, that should be considered a success.
** Get it out of your head and onto paper **
Have you ever considered any of the points I've mentioned above? If yes, I would love to hear your thoughts.
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