Nominating Arrey Echi

Kirthi Jayakumar
Posted December 26, 2020 from India

There aren't a lot of people I haven't met that I would do anything for: and Arrey is one of them. That she evokes this in me is a powerful testament to who SHE is: a force of nature, a resilient soul, and most of all, the QUEEN of changemaking. I've known Arrey for a few years now, and she is that burst of sunshine that comes to you in the ways you least expect it - ever so gently, but certainly; ever so supportive, but never compromising on your agency; ever so resilient, but never forgetting that taking a step back is always welcome. Arrey's cause and her capacity to fight forth and champion it are powerful lessons in motion of how one does leadership by example. To Arrey, the sky is the limit, and she lives this spirit in every waking moment that she spends with her work. I have never known of her ever saying that something is impossible, cannot work, or is not up to her strengths: she is the kind of person who will make anything her strength if she puts her mind to it. In this bizarre year, Arrey spirit and gentle presence has been such a powerful catalyst in my life. As I wrote once beforre, "I've seen her cope with the many challenges life sent her way, and have also seen her emerge out of it like a phoenix. Arrey is a fierce fighter and braves on - like the lodestar."    

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

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Tamarack Verrall
Dec 27, 2020
Dec 27, 2020

Dear Kirthi,
I love your description of Arrey, so true in all of these ways. The room lights up when Arrey is there. I love your description of Arrey emerging through challenges like the phoenix she is.

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Dear Mama Tam,
Thank you kindly for the kind words. Like the phoenix, my wish is to keep rising so that more rooms could be brighter.

You all make it possible to shine my shine and I appreciate you all.

It is a beautiful privilege to belong to this special sisterhood of love and fixing each other's crowns.

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Dear Kirthi,
Like the Phoenix, I rise again from my sick bed to such soulful, heartfelt nomination from you.

Words truly fail me here to express just how much these words mean to me. I will still say thank you from the bottom of my heart for finding me worthy of such love and nomination.

You are a beautiful soul I have grown to love and admire since we connected here a few years back and I.would want to let you know how much it means being a sister. It is a privilege I do not take for granted.

Thank you ahmazing change maker and thank you for the love and everything.

You are dearly loved and appreciated.

With love from Cameroon.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Hello, Kirthi,

You have a magnificent gift of seeing our World Pulse sisters! Thank you for nominating Arrey!