This post will give you the links to all the stories, but here are a few that proved the toughest to write: about a girl whose parents made sure she suffered due to her special needs, about a boy who picks rags in order to ensure his family’s survival and his education, and a group of special needs girls who were abused and denied justice.
The challenge this year has led me to ponder on why I blog, and while earlier it was simply about expressing myself, I think my blogging goals have changed: it now aims to talk about topics that need more attention, be it about fiction writing, or social justice.
So other than the interviews and guest posts with authors and publishing professionals, I also aim to start a monthly post covering Project Why: a snippet of life at this remarkable organization that acts unreservedly from the heart. There will be casual posts related to travel, and other musings, but those will take a bit of a back seat.
It was a hard challenge, especially because I was on the road through most of it. Without Anouradha Bakshi, it wouldn’t have been possible: she worked on all the posts, and was my biggest cheerleader throughout.
I’ll be trying to get in touch with everyone who has donated to the causes for Project Why, to thank them individually in the coming weeks. If you did read the posts and they touched you, please consider supporting this small org with an enormous heart!
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Have you participated in the A to Z Challenge? How did it go for you? Why do you blog? Have you found yourself resetting your blogging goals as the years go on? Have you donated to Project Why? Would you consider writing about them on your blog?
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