'You are here today because you are a part of the Love Letter Community.
Your community is here to listen, encourage & celebrate your life.
You are here because your journey is important.'
LOVE LETTER WORKSHOP
WOMEN'S WEEK TEN - MAY 27th 2020
Host: Saira Hussain, Breath of Henna
Co-Host: Trisha Sakhuja-Walia, CEO of Brown Girl Magazine
Time: 7 PM EST (Canada & USA)
Welcome back to our sacred community of women.
You are here because you belong.
Thank you for living in your present; sharing your powerful stories with your hearts. You have transformed this community of empowered women with your vulnerability and your choice to grow. Can you believe it has been 10 weeks of writing love letters together as a community? Our letters have gone as deep as to speak about grief, forgiveness, self worth and reclaiming our feminiity, courage, facing our fears and being kind to our bodies and minds. You are valued here because you have helped to paint the Universe of our sisterhood with your encouraging spirit. Even though we face challenges individually, it is passion that has helped us further connect and build relationships of self-compassion and strength. It is community that has allowed us to lead with example and live our lives freely.
To the women that have come on every week in celebration of self love, may you continue to blossom into the truest form of yourself. I too grieve, mourn, dance with the inner self and reflect. I too am human. This platform was created in celebration of sisterhood and to provide our emotions with a sacred space for empathetic dialogue.
We are an ever growing community of women who are built from strength, compassion and have the capacity to adapt to change. As we complete the tenth week of quarantine, I would like to suggest that we all take a moment to appreciate how far we have come. Let us face the patriarchal routines with our feminine powers and decipher new challenges with solutions for our betterment. We must remember that there is a force inside us that has been waiting in our hearts with unconditional love and she has been patient. Let us hear her speak.
My woman of influence for WEEK TEN of the Love Letter Workshop is Trisha Sakhuja-Walia, CEO and boss-babe of BROWN GIRL MAGAZINE. Trisha and I connected years ago through the submission process of many incredible editorials featuring the narratives of women. As an art director and women's stylist, I too wanted to share my work with a community who believed in equality and diverse dialogue. I wanted to know why she had joined the platform and when she decided to transform her life from being a journalist into being one of the voices for one of the most current and inspiring leading South Asian platforms.
WORDS of encouragement from Trisha Sakhuja-Walia, CEO of BGM:
'Community is the reason we are who we are at Brown Girl. It gives us purpose and reason to belong and thrive. Her story began in 2011 when she was searching for a platform to write for during her journalism class on Facebook. She never thought this would take over her life and provide her with a career and an opportunity to grow and expand on a platform destined to make waves in the South Asian diaspora.' Brown Girl Magazine has always been an online, but with their many encouraging public events, they are now working further on connecting with their flourishing audiences with webinars, and socials. Trisha and her team are working towards becoming the MEDIUM.COM for South Asians. How inspiring and the time couldn't have been better!
Join Saira Hussain, Founder of the LOVE LETTER WORKSHOP & the community of BROWN GIRL MAGAZINE as we share our stories to increase the positive vibrations emitted by the encouragement of practicing love letter writing and being vulnerable.
Thank you to the sisterhood; women of influence for sharing your passions every week. Your vulnerability has strengthened so many women around the world. May we all get through these hardships and continue to travel together with our inner light and connection.