Only by speaking out can we create a lasting change and that change comes by speaking up. To dig more about this statement the team of The Rising Bharat took the interview of the young Indian who is making big changes.
There’s still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It’s regrettable, it’s stupid, it’s heartless, and it’s immoral. But there it is.
One such person proved this by speaking out for them.
Siddhi Pal, just 19 years old, took responsibility at such a tender age to fight against the injustices prevailing in the society. She hails from Delhi and a 2nd-year student from Ashoka University. In 2015, she started an international magazine- The Thrive Magazine for the LGBT youth. This year they changed its name to “Project Voice Plus” and now, it’s more of an international project. Now it is reaching out to more than 7000 readers from 13 countries all across the globe.
Many of us are aware of the plight of the LGBT community in our society but we choose to stay silent and be ignorant of it. DaShanne Stokes once said “Only by speaking out can we create lasting change. And that change begins with coming out.” In addition to sharing the real-life stories of people, they have an online education module and also conduct numerous events on coping up with anxiety and depression. At present they are working on a module on asexuality with an organization in Mumbai. They also conduct offline events to have in-depth conversations about Gender and Sexuality, the most avoided topics in our country. Their aim is to aspire people to open up about themselves and share their stories that inspire change.
Who knows a mere Facebook post can inspire someone to a great extent, but yes it did. It inspired Siddhi to bring a change. That post created a buzz in her school that everybody just laughed at and forgot about but it compelled Siddhi to took the initiative to inculcate the value of empathy for the LGBT community.
The team of The Rising Bharat is proud of the phenomenal work Siddhi Pal is doing.