Anjana Vaidya

Kirthi Jayakumar
Posted December 24, 2020 from India

Nominating Anjana for the Spirit Awards seems like the most basic thing to do - brilliance like hers MUST be spotlighted, isn't it? 

What strikes me most about Anjana is her generosity, kindness, and unconditionally giving nature. I have seen her work hard while also handling challenging times personally. I have seen her open the doors to her heart as a powerful agent of solidarity and support, encouraging the seed of sisterhood to grow through her dedicated and gentle nurturing. I have seen her work against systems that have been dead set against women and feminism. I have seen her hold her own with a powerful resilience and take on narrow cultural barriers and engage with them to the point that their dismantling in her hands has helped other women sail through on a path she painstakingly cut.   Anjana embodies, embraces, and endorses everything World Pulse has ever stood for, every day of her life. This nomination is a celebration of Anjana's vibrance and brilliance EVERY DAY <3 

This story was submitted in response to World Pulse Spirit Awards.

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Jill Langhus
Dec 26, 2020
Dec 26, 2020

Oh, yes! I agree:-) You're very astute, and I totally agree with your assessment.

Thanks so much for sharing. I'm sure Anjana will love your nomination:-)

Kirthi Jayakumar
Dec 26, 2020
Dec 26, 2020

Thank YOU, dear Jill <3

Jill Langhus
Dec 28, 2020
Dec 28, 2020

You're welcome, dear.

ANJ ANA
Dec 28, 2020
Dec 28, 2020

My dearest Kirthi,
Thank you so very much . I am really overwhelmed with your generosity. I still remember your efforts, while we worked on the translation of the "what to say and what not to say" for survivors of sexual violence. I am really grateful for that piece of work, which has impacts lots of young girls and women. I am also very impresesed with your SAHAS app, which i also tried to get information some years ago.
In fact, there are still lots of to do list pending due to the limitations of time and resources, which i am optimistic that someday those will fulfill.
It gave me encouragement and also remind me to kick off at least some of imp points from my to do list. thank you again for your kind nomination. love and regards, anjana

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Hello, dear Kirthi,

Thank you for seeing Anjana! I agree with you!