Safecity Emerging Leaders : Anjana Priya J.R.

 

Anjana is a final year Medical student at KMC, Manipal who strongly believes that words alone have an inexplicable power to bring about the change that we wish to see in the society. She is a blogging intern at Safecity who writes poetry, mostly on mental health and sexual abuse, in the hope that it might give her readers even the slightest bit of strength to keep fighting. 

 

Anjana Priya J.R.

 

I joined Safecity in the middle of 2019 when I was in my third year of undergraduate Medicine. At first it wasn’t easy as  I had to juggle between college and writing but after a while, I realised that I was able to balance all of it efficiently. Eventually, with Renita’s guidance, I learnt how to proofread articles multiple number of times to look for even the tiniest errors. I’ve always been the person to believe that even the simplest words have the ability to bring about a massive impact on readers and Safecity has only affirmed that belief of mine. Just after a month or two, I realised how encouraging and compassionate the entire team is. Interning for this platform has never felt exhausting even one bit. At the end of the day, I’m always looking forward to do more, anything at all, to strive for a safer space. After being with Safecity for all this time, I can only say that it has come to feel like home.

Writing summaries of tweetchats on various topics updated my knowledge and encouraged me to read up more about them. Webinars on how to write and structure articles also helped me a lot in improving my skills. I cannot be more glad for having been given this incredible opportunity to contribute to a platform that works towards the empowerment of genders that are at a disadvantage. I will surely continue to work harder to learn and contribute even more.

Thank you Safecity.

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