Wall of Kindness #WATWB

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Every month for our WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST  #WATWB we share a story of kindness and good news, filled with goodness and gratitude. Today another story of about a different wall of kindness than the one I shared about. That was about donating clothes to the needy, this one is about giving opportunities to the transgender and the poor schools around. A facelift to them.

 

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Kalki Subramaniam one of those lucky people who was accepted by her family despite being a transgender. Today, she is a painter, actor, writer, activist, orator and the founder of Sahodari Foundation working for the welfare of the transgender community since 2007. Wall of kindness aims at wiping out gender prejudice. As part of her project, the activist along with five other members of Sahodari Foundation and a few differently-abled persons are giving a facelift to less fortunate schools in Kerala.

 

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Usually, the transgender community is stereotyped and perceived as the ‘other’. By contributing to this project, the participants get a sense of accomplishment. Sahodari Foundation is inviting University students to join the Wall of Kindness. Some international artists (art students from universities abroad) have expressed their interest in joining Kalki’s project. Know more here…

 

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Your cohosts for this month are:  Shilpa GargSimon FalkLynn HallbrooksEric LahtiDamyanti Biswas and Guilie Castillo. Please link to them in your WATWB posts and go say hi!

Once again, here are the guidelines for #WATWB:

1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. Link to a human news story on your blogone that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.

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Comments

  1. Simon Falk

    Inderpreet, Kalki sounds like such a talented and resilient soul. Good for her and her companions. May their work increase. It is so wonderful to see people engaging their gifts (like art, public speaking) to grow through their struggles with their own challenges and the misunderstandings others place upon them. Thanks for sharing and for all you do with our WATWB community.

  2. Hilary

    Hi Inderpreet – thanks for sharing this amazing initiative to help those with challenges, we rarely come across, to be themselves and to let others know that we are all human in whatever way we are …we are the same and should be considered so. Good to read and to know about – cheers Hilary

  3. Shilpa Gupte

    Kalki could very well make for an idol to emulate for so many transgender citizens in our society. I hope she finds many followers in her endeavour to sensitise our society towards the transgender community and embrace every citizen with love and warmth!

  4. LynnHallbrooks

    What a blessing this group must be to those schools. I hope someone will see this story and open their heart and maybe even their “wallet”. Thanks for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB

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