Ever since I was a child, I was quite sure that I wanted to get into social service and help people. As I went through school and college, I faced several difficulties, but I didn’t reach out for help because of the stigma and lack of knowledge. Growing up in a society where talking about mental health is a taboo is not fun! It was only in my last year of college that I found support and began going for therapy. That’s also when I started taking little steps towards spreading awareness in my community.
When we realize we’re not alone, it becomes much easier for us to fill ourselves up with love and acceptance. Also, very often it happens that during a circle, something a person shares turns out to be exactly what we needed to hear.
I find that with each interaction, I learn, heal and grow. I really appreciate how all the participants warmly co-create the space during a circle or a workshop. During the first session I ever facilitated, I was shivering with anxiety. I will never forget how each person took the initiative to come forward and share their experiences, turning it into a safe and beautiful circle. That was how my journey began. 🙂
As a survivor of sexual abuse and mental health issues myself, I can empathize deeply with people who are going through a challenging time. Compassion and non-judgement are values I try my best to live by. I’m extremely cheerful and I firmly believe that the light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion. I like to look at life as a journey where I’m constantly learning and evolving.