This was the year where I was able to go back to my roots in Kerala, India (and not as the ‘first Malayalee Miss India Washington’), and really see the fruits of the efforts a passionate group of Malayalee-Americas were able to accomplish (The FOMAA Village), and actually meet the families of the lives we forever changed.
I’ve grown to realize when working in organizations, it’s tough for individuals like myself to stand up for ourselves and what we believe in due to certain gaps – cultural, generational, egotistical, etc.
And she learned this year to forever be a phoenix rising from the ashes of yesterday…
The fact of the matter is, you are not your accomplishments, your creations, or the sum of the various roles you play in your life – you are much more than that.
The issues I will talk about are both temporal (generational, tradition vs. modernity) and spatial (geography, environment). First & Second Generation Indian-Americans are Indian and American, trying to balance… Read more “The Juxtaposition of Indian-American Culture”
The idea being an Indian-American can be confusing is quite the understatement. It’s a complex juxtaposition in which I feel certain aspects of my being do not… Read more “Living a “Hybrid” Life”
“Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals, or self-worth.” Whoever said/wrote this quote is definitely… Read more “Walking Tall & Walking Away…”
It should be clear by now as an ABPD – I’m as bold as we can be. This being said, our ‘being bold’ may cause others to… Read more “Life Is Short – The Art of Not Caring About What Others Think”
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson There is always going to be a desire to create… Read more “Personal Healing”
Every couple of months, a sexual assault will appear in the headlines and as the topic is ‘trending’, everyone gets very angry and passionate to do something,… Read more “Why #MeToo”