Safecity is celebrating the journey of people who have emerged as leaders as our campaigns progressed in their communities through our blog series “Safecity Emerging Leaders“. Read the inspiring stories of these individuals who are passionate about making their neighbourhoods safer with Safecity and have taken action in their own special ways.
Ayesha Mehrotra is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Bangalore. She is passionate about the environment and various social issues. Through her writing at this platform, she hopes to encourage the millions of unheard voices to speak out.
Safecity Emerging Leader: Ayesha
My name is Ayesha Mehrotra and I have been a part of Safecity for the last three months. As a part of a rigorous college program along with handling two internships, Safecity was my go-to stress buster. This organization has helped me develop into a new and better individual. The last three months have really given me a boost in terms of perspective, knowledge, and interaction with different strata of the society.
As a blogger for Safecity, my primary purpose to be here was of importance: self-development and sharing knowledge amongst the masses. A lot of people preach ‘Women Empowerment’ and ‘Feminism’. At Safecity I have truly realized the value of these two terms, and what it means to define an individual as a feminist and a supporter of Women Empowerment. The articles I wrote helped me gain access to innumerable resources on topics from climate change to gender equality to entrepreneurship. The topics weren’t just related to women, but to gender as a whole. I have gotten a better understanding of gender equality, rather than a discriminating and disrespecting one. We need to give equal weight and importance to both.
Safecity believes in overall development and growth in a positive direction. This attitude, I must admit is something which is highly infectious. It motivates you to move towards your goal in a positive way. It has made me believe that change can begin from just with ONE individual, you don’t need anything else to bring about change except for a positive attitude and a willpower to create impact. This has allowed me to fight for my right without fear of being withheld at someone else’s cost, and surely developed me into a courageous and active individual.
Safecity has given me a platform to showcase my talent, to voice my opinions and to even create change, in my own way. It has enlightened me with a plethora or information and opportunities and made me believe in myself as an individual. And for that, I am thankful to Elsa, Renita, and Jessica for being a part of my wonderful journey at this brilliant organization.
‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.’ – Steve Jobs