Women are strengthening their foothold in the male-dominated society, but the patriarchy that still prevails in the modern scenario is holding them back. Despite this, women are valiantly coming forward and putting their hearts into everything they do.

YourVoice, in association with the PRO office (Jamia Millia Islamia) is organizing Raise your voice”, a Women Literature Fest, on 27th February (Wednesday) from 10 am to 10 pm. The programme is being held to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event is an ode to women who are juggling a zillion things in life with as many hindrances.

This event is a one-day festival celebrating the extraordinary act of courage and determination among women through poetry. The event seeks the presence of eminent women leaders who believe in smashing the hackneyed ideas and setting a role model for other women.

The fest will be graced by Kamla Bhasin (feminist, activist, author, poet), RJ Sayema (Radio Mirchi), Roshni Misbah (TedX speaker, the hijab biker), Sabika Muzaffar (former RJ and voice-over artiste), writer Ramnika Gupta,  Khairunnisa Shah (executive director, WTC) and Richa Anirudh (anchor and journalist)

Actors Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhaskar and Nandita Das are also expected to attend the event. Journalist Nagma Sahar, theatre artists Shilpi Marwah, storyteller Priya Malik, and Mehek Mirza are also expected at the programme.

This Women Poetry fest will be a fare of art; culture, inspiring stories, drama, poetry, beat and rhythms all occupied under one roof. There will be an open mic poetry event lined up just after the inaugural ceremony, followed by dance and musical performances and panel discussions.

Besides art and cultural stalls, there will also be food stalls with mouth-watering delicacies.

The fest is open to both men and women. Attendees can register themselves at https://goo.gl/forms/97RDaasiOHiGWP7D3

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Sonakshi Goel is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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