Power of Connection

Suchitra Acharjee
Posted October 6, 2019 from Bangladesh

 Sometimes in life we face critical situation that makes us feel so depressed and unmotivated that we forget about our true potential. In the moment we ask ourselves, why me? Why me going through all the struggles? And we don’t realize that it is not only me or us. There are thousands of women like you out there who are feeling the same or going through the same situation. When these women connect to each other they feel a sense of connection. A beautiful sense of connection to each other’s emotions and feelings. Such connection is what actually we call sisterhood or empowerment. Suddenly, we realize that we are not the only one suffering in this world. There are many like us in different parts of the world and we can actually help each other to grow and fight against all the odds. We just need to connect and feel the power of togetherness in our lives. 

 

When I first talked with my Mentor, Anum Shakeel, I felt this connection. My mentor is an incredible woman with significant achievements in her life. She is also very passionate about Women Empowerment, and that is why she joined as a Mentor at Wedu so that she can inspire and motivate females from around the world. When I first got an email saying that I have been matched with a mentor, named Anum Shakeel from Pakistan. At first I was kind of hesitant because I’m from Bangladesh and she is from Pakistan, and our countries share an unfortunate history of war. Being curious to know about her I googled her name and after knowing her success stories I was thrilled and feeling honored that I got the opportunity to connect with such an inspiring lady. I became excited to talk with her and know all about her journey and get inspired. 

 

She shared her struggle story with me and made me realize that life is all about positive attitude and consistent hard work. I was motivated all of sudden and felt the positive energy in my bones. It’s amazing how just a voice of someone on the other side of the phone can give you so much inspiration. Not a face to face conversation but a powerful and confident voice, and it not just any voice but the voice of a woman to another amateur woman who is struggling to believe in herself. Her voice simply empowered me. Because such empowering voice is not common in the society I grew up. Since childhood I heard one thing repeatedly that is, “ a girl should always lower her voice or should not talk too much”. This kind of mindset always pulls a woman back from realizing her self-worth and reaching to her true potential. 

 

She taught me that my voice has worth and it deserves to be heard. So that many more girls can become Anum Shakeel and inspire thousands more girls like Suchitra Acharjee. That is the power of connection beyond boundaries. Such connection is necessary to help women suffering and struggling in different parts of the world. Sooner or later we will reach a point where this connection make women believe in sisterhood. A woman supporting another woman will not be rare scene but a common attitude. 

 

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Anita Shrestha
Oct 06
Oct 06

Dear Suchitira
Yes power of connection is very important things for encouragement in our society and world. Therefore, it gives power, energy and blessing for developing positive attitudes, knowledge. Threfore, thank you for sharing such a very nice writing. We are waiting for other and other.......................

Suchitra Acharjee
Oct 10
Oct 10

Thank you Anita! Yes, you are right that positive connections gives birth to positive attitudes. I will surely write about more experiences. Keep supporting.

maeann
Oct 07
Oct 07

Helo Suchitra,

Thank you for sharing about how your mentor brought impact to your life. Continue to be encourage and bring inspiration with other women just like how your mentor did to you.

Suchitra Acharjee
Oct 10
Oct 10

I will surely try to spread this positive attitude around me and encourage other women along my journey. Thank you for your valuable feedback maeann.

Tarke Edith
Oct 07
Oct 07

Hello sister
Thanks for sharing
How good and pleasant it will be when women live together as one .
Dear your metntor is doing a great job for you
Extend our thanks to her.
Have a great day.

Suchitra Acharjee
Oct 10
Oct 10

Thanks sister. It means a lot. Take care and love!

Jill Langhus
Oct 07
Oct 07

Hi Suchitra,

Welcome back, dear! Wow! Thanks for sharing your insightful, and inspiring story. I agree that we aren't ever alone in our challenges. It's great that the wonderful Anum is your mentor! I agree that your voice is deserves to be heard and I also agree that soon it will be common for all girls and women to support one another. This is one of my dreams, in my lifetime. I'm looking forward to seeing more stories from you, dear. To learn what your dreams and goals are...

Hope you're having a great day!

XX

Suchitra Acharjee
Oct 10
Oct 10

Thanks a lot Jill! I will try to write more about my goals and journey and keep you updated.
Keep supporting.
Love and hugs!

Jill Langhus
Oct 10
Oct 10

You're very welcome, dear:-)

Great!

Will do:-)

XX

Lisbeth
Oct 08
Oct 08

Dear Sister,
Your story is very moving and touching I must say. You broke culture and history to connect with each other. How amazing! I am very proud of you decision.
I will look forward to hear your wonderful stories working together.
Have a great day.
Greetings

Suchitra Acharjee
Oct 10
Oct 10

Thanks a lot Lisbeth for your wonderful comment! I will keep writing...
Love and hugs!

Qurratulayn Khan
Oct 09
Oct 09

Assalam.o.Aleekum Suchitira,
Feels good to know about your present motivational level, you inspired from her and here I inspired from you.
best wishes

Suchitra Acharjee
Oct 10
Oct 10

Walaikum Assalam Qurrantulayn! I'm glad that I was able to inspire you; it means a lot to me. Thank you so much and keep supporting each other.
Love and hugs!

Qurratulayn Khan
Oct 10
Oct 10

:)

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Oct 10
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Beth Lacey
Oct 10
Oct 10

It's so important to have mentors in our lives and your story proves it

Suchitra Acharjee
Oct 11
Oct 11

Thanks a lot Beth!
Love and hugs!

Damilola Fasoranti
Nov 12
Nov 12

I like this, Suchitira.
The power of connection.
Yes, I can see that as I read through your story. We sometimes need to remove our preconceptions and embrace others from the place of openness and sincerity.

Thank you for sharing this powerful experience.