Purvi Poets

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A Woman’s World

I am excited to share with you A Woman’s World, a radio show about women’s dreams & challenges facing our community that I hosted on Jus Radio from Feb.-April 2013.

Though a majority of our world and leaders in our communities and homes, women often go unheard. A Woman’s World strove to vault our voices. Each show delved into a story of women making dreams come true — even in the face of struggle or doubts. I aimed to tap unheard experiences and create a ground for dialogue & change while sharing stories we all need to hear. As a poet and changemaker myself, I am excited to help create a richer ground for our future.

Just click on the following links to listen in on discussions ranging from social issues to the arts to our funny selves.

Join in as Sakhi‘s Sethu Nair and I discuss the fatal sexual assault of Jyoti Singh Pandey and all the ways we can respond to violence:

Purvi Shah A Woman’s World with Sethu Nair SEG 1 Part 1

Purvi Shah A Woman’s World with Sethu Nair SEG 1 Part 2

Purvi Shah A Woman’s World with Sethu Nair SEG 1 Part 3

Check out the exuberant co-founder of UpSet Press, Zohra Saed, on naughty literary adventures & micro-publishing vanguard voices:

Purvi Shah AWW Zohra Saed Seg 2 Part 1

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Purvi Shah AWW Zohra Saed Seg 2 Part 3

Hear remarkable Kathak dancer & choreographer Parul Shah on the connections of our mind/body/spirit and movement:

Purvi Shah AWW Parul Shah Seg 3 Part 1

Purvi Shah AWW Parul Shah Seg 3 Part 2

Purvi Shah AWW Parul Shah Seg 3 Part 3

Get your funny on as you listen to teacher & improv artist Seema Sabnani:

Purvi Shah AWW Seema Sabnani Seg 4 Part 1

Purvi Shah AWW Seema Sabnani Seg 4 Part 2

Purvi Shah AWW Seema Sabnani Seg 4 Part 3

Engage with groundbreaking activist Luna Ranjit, Executive Director of Adhikaar, as she speaks on immigration reform, being a reluctant leader, and imagining bigger dreams:

Purvi Shah AWW Luna Ranjit SEG 5 Part 1

Purvi Shah AWW Luna Ranjit SEG 5 Part 2

Purvi Shah AWW Luna Ranjit SEG 5 Part 3

Witness the passion of youth at a poetry slam as Azra Naqvi of SAYA! observes the power of voice in our community:

Purvi Shah AWW Azra Naqvi SEG 6 Part 1

Purvi Shah AWW Azra Naqvi SEG 6 Part 2

Purvi Shah AWW Azra Naqvi SEG 6 Part 3

Tune in as author Rajika Bhandari comments on traveling history and cultures including through haunted Indian dak bungalows and circuit houses:

Purvi Shah AWW Rajika Bhandari SEG 7 Part 1

Purvi Shah AWW Rajika Bhandari SEG 7 Part 2

Purvi Shah AWW Rajika Bhandari SEG 7 Part 3

Follow public health professional Rupa Patel remarking on the importance of providers listening to patients, enabling women to speak to their health, and her work in Bangladesh, Gujarat, and the U.S.:

Purvi Shah AWW Rupa Patel SEG 8 Part 1

Purvi Shah AWW Rupa Patel SEG 8 Part 2

Purvi Shah AWW Rupa Patel SEG 8 Part 3

Close out with Tejpreet Kaur of the Sikh Coalition invoking the divine and our most expansive selves even in the face of violence and trauma:

Purvi Shah AWW Tejpreet Kaur SEG 9 Part 1

Purvi Shah AWW Tejpreet Kaur SEG 9 Part 2

Purvi Shah AWW Tejpreet Kaur SEG 9 Part 3

Let’s keep the conversation going & our dreams growing!