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This year on International women’s day, March 8, Blank Noise supported by Radio Indigo invites you to WALK THE NIGHT!
We are meeting at rest house road, ( off brigade road) park at 6 30 pm. The walk begins at 7 pm. We conclude at 9 pm. All we need is you and your enthusiasm!
Please email us immediately at blurtblanknoise [at] gmail [dot] com. (Note: Please drop me a line in the comment space if you’d like to have the phone number. I’m a bit wary of putting up such information in a public blog.)
Bring along your friends, family, neighbours anyone, any age group! Fun. Thrill. Action. Guaranteed!
And if you’re not a Bangalorean, then you can do this –
share. talk. inspire. understand. tell. speak. hear. be heard. narrate. voice. throw open.
Last march 8 (Women’sDay), we had a blog-a-thon that asked you to blog stories of street sexual harassment. It began with an announcement on this blog that was picked up by bloggers across India, and soon in different parts of the world. We shared stories we had never shared before, sometimes stories we thought we had long forgotten, stories that we had often wanted to bury. We read each other, we linked to each other and we linked back to the Blank Noise Project blog. We were touched by each other’s stories, moved by them, and, we like to imagine, drew strength and sustenance from the the long, cross-cultural chain of shared experiences.
It’s this strength that we’re asking you to share experiences of, on March 8th, 2007. The baton is handed over right here, right now! Announce this on your blog and on the morning of March 8th, 2007, share with us a story (or two, or five or…) of fighting back?!
When did you flip a situation so you could resist, when did you give back as hard as you got? When and how did you choose to confront? When did you become an Action Hero?
Action heroes have formed the theme of the last few Blank Noise interventions and it’s this spirit we ask you to share and celebrate on March 8 , 2007!
So announce the blog-a-thon, and on March 8, share your action story!
If you are a male blogger and wondering how you fit in, tell us about an Action Hero you know!
You could also be an agent- the one that collects stories of confrontation/ of heroism from your mother, grandmother, cousins, domestic workers, people in your office, the vegetable vendor, the woman bus conductor…anyone!
1. announce the event.
2. blog your story
3. email us about it and we will link you right away!
If you are not a blogger, no problem, email us your stories and we will publish them on a new blogsite- www.blanknoiseactionheroes.blogspot.com
Please email us at blurtblanknoise [at] gmail [dot] com subject titled Action Heroes Online.
And if all this is still too much trouble or you couldn’t care less, there’s an even more simpler thing you can do – Hold hands with the woman you cherish most in your life and tell her how much she means to you. Could be your mother, could be your wife or girlfriend or just a friend. Could be your sister or a favorite cousin. Tell her you appreciate all that she has done for you and tell her you’re always there for her, till the very end. If you can’t say it to her, then write to her. Email her. Send her an SMS. Get her a Woman’s Day card and don’t forget to sign it. Send her flowers. Or chocolates. Anything.
Now if you still feel all these are just not your ways, well, then just spend the day with her, spend the day the way she wants to. She’ll understand all those unsaid things.
P.S: Please please please don’t over-do it. 🙂