A festival from March – July 2021, showcasing young leaders and creatives in India and Australia across multiple sectors such as leadership, advocacy, spoken word poetry, TV & Film, and writing.
Event 1: Using Social Media to Create Change (March)
Event 2: Advocacy through Spoken Word Poetry (April)
Event 3: Amplifying South Asian Voices in Tv and Film (May)
Event 4: We will write our story – South Asian woman authors (July 22nd)
Since launching in 26 September 2020 we have had 18 women stay at the Soul House (accurate as of 3/01/2020) and over 250+ visit us over chai sessions and at gatherings. We have raised $11 000 and $20 000 in pledges from our community. We are not funded by any government or support entity at this point in time. Initially this was funded by a donation by our founder Daizy Maan, who remains on the residence in a volunteer capacity.
Book club is an initiative to celebrate female South Asian authors and their stories.
We read select books by Indian and Pakistani women and get together regularly to discuss. So far we’ve read See No Stranger by Valarie Kaur and The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal and When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy. Our next book is Are you enjoying? by Mira Sethi.
Our book club is a safe space to share your thoughts and experiences. Open to all genders across the world.