SUSAN

CurleyStreet (Creator) partnered with U.K based charity iPartner (Producer) and APSA (The Association for Promoting Social Action) With this third and final story, you’ll see the far-reaching repercussions and the unwitting victims of flesh trade. This is the story of Susan (name changed to protect her identity), a lively and outspoken aspiring film star, who spent her childhood in the dark shadow of the flesh trade. Susan was born with HIV. Her mother, due to her line of work as a

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THE CALL OF HAPPINESS!

If someone had told me a couple of years back that I was going to be a ‘Happiness Coach’ I would have laughed it off and thanked the person for their wishful thinking. Until two years ago, I was in a leadership role with a reputed Business Process Outsourcing organization, busy climbing the corporate ladder and following hectic schedules as a ‘working mother’ . I loved my job and felt a sense of accomplishment at being financially independent. In spite of the high

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AYESHA

CurleyStreet (Creator) partnered with U.K based charity iPartner (Producer) and APSA (The Association for Promoting Social Action) In continuation of last week’s topic of sexual exploitation. I want you to watch Ayesha’s story (name changed to protect her identity). Ayesha was forced into flesh trade by her own husband. She valiantly put up a fight only to be violently silenced by her captors. The Ayesha we meet is poles apart from the one that was rescued from a brothel. Alone, angry and

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ARE YOU REALLY A PHOTOGRAPHER?

The title was meant to attract your attention not only to this post, but to some gender stereotypes that still exist in this day and age. Meet Poornima Reddy, founder of Purni Photography who always patiently answers this question and some others like “do you know how it works?”, “have you done this before?”, “will you be covering the event alone?”, “are you OK with outdoor shoots?”, from potential clients, especially those who are yet to realize that photography is

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LET YOUR SUCCESS MAKE THE NOISE!

The year was 2007. Nidhi Bansal from Bassi Pathana, in Fatehgarh Sahib District (Punjab), recalls watching an especially interesting episode of the Guinness Book of World Records with her father. They always watched it together and animatedly discussed the innovative things people do to become record holders. On this particular day, however, her father turned to her and said with a twinkle in his eyes, “Nidhi, why don’t you try too?” Amused, at how serious he was Nidhi said “Me!

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DEVI

(A film made by CurleyStreet Media (Creator), in partnership with iPartner India (Producer) and APSA India) Today, I would like you to meet Devi (name changed to protect her identity). As she gently runs a comb through a little girl’s hair, she gazes into the distance with misty eyes. Memories of her daughter’s playfulness come rushing back to her. This is Devi, a soft-spoken warrior who escaped years of abuse and sexual exploitation by people she trusted and called family. After losing

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SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

The Wonder Women World would like to draw your attention to the world of sexual exploitation. Statistics reveal, that a child has to be rescued from the clutches of some form of sexual exploitation every two days in India. Exploitation makes no exceptions. It does not spare little boys or girls, women or men. However, I would like to focus this feature on those who form the majority of its victims – women. Starting today, I will share CurleyStreet Media’s

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THE DAY I DECIDED TO DO NOTHING

Sounds boring? And yet here you are, reading what I have to say, as you let curiosity get the better of you or probably the thought of doing nothing once in a way appeals to you too! Let me clear the air, when I said do nothing, I did not mean sit around the house all day and ignore the husband, kids, job, etc. As tempting as that sounds, I tried it for 15 minutes, and can tell you that it won’t

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DEPRESSION

The term “depression” is often loosely used to describe sadness. But not many of us are aware or acknowledge that it is much more than that. Before I continue, here is a disclaimer, I am no psychologist or psychiatrist and neither have I consulted one to write this. These are my thoughts based on what I know about the topic and the objective of this article is only to raise awareness not to diagnose the condition or prescribe any treatment.

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