Purnima Ghogar performs an original spoken word piece for International Women's Day (IWD) 2021 in response to the IWD #ChooseToChallenge theme, in which spoken word poets were invited to deliver important messages to help raise awareness and influence positive change. Through the form of a fractured fairytale, Purnima's poem celebrates collective resilience, equality, the importance of self esteem and unity, challenging gender inequality to promote an inclusive world.
Purnima Ghogar is an Australian-Thai artist, author, poet, TEDx Speaker and teacher of creative writing and literature. Purnima's words are inspired by the universe, nature, the light and dark, diaspora, activism and explores themes of women's empowerment, identity, creativity, healing, self-discovery, growth and mental health. Her poetry and art depicts an aesthetic fusion from the wealth of her Indian and Thai heritages, as well as her interest in the special relationship between the visual and written modes of expression - this can also be seen in her illustrated and concrete poetry styles. She also performs her poetry to audiences in live settings, inspiring people from diverse backgrounds to embrace their authentic selves.
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