She is Anna Marie Lopes – Bravely Chic

I was planning on my next post to be from wedding series. I will be writing about that in an upcoming post, but, for now I’d love to write about my friend Anna who got honored at SRL Diagnostics “Women of Substance” event today.

She called me to ask if I would like to be one of her guests for the event. I had to say yes (there was no two ways about it) .

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She is a domestic violence survivor – more like a conquerer I’d say. For 6 years she was living in an abusive relationship with her now ex-husband. I can’t describe in words her struggle but all I can say is that she was able to gather the broken pieces and build a new life. A ‘beautiful’ brave new life.

Here is an interview she gave to BBC a while back
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29708612

Apart from Anna there were 4 more women who shared their stories with us.

An Acid Attack Survivor

A Cancer Survivor

A philanthropist 

A Lady Cab Driver ( female cab drivers are rare in India)

Here are some of the images from the event

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Woman of Substance “Anna” all set for the event.

 

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Last minute changes to her speech

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These babies belong to 5 amazing women – One of course is our Anna ❤

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It’s always nice to get flowers

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Selfie is always mandatory!

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Media had their share of questions for her

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These were the Women who shared their inspiring stories with us.

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A personal message was delivered by the lady

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All in all it was a great day for this young lady.

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If you know someone who is struggling or has come out of their struggle then , please, be there for them in true sense. If you are undergoing some issue then ,please, share your story with someone and get help. If these women did not share their story with someone, at some point in their life, they probably would not have gotten their help.

Let’s be kind to one another.

x

Asha

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