Anuja Amin is a Post-Graduate in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics. The mission of reaching out to children who were victims of trauma led her to pursue a Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Nottingham. Motivated by her own experience, she developed Circles of Safety to sensitize the community to prevent child sexual abuse. For sex education and to empower the young ones, Anuja designed a curriculum based on age. The curriculum will help with their decision-making and behavioral effects on society. Anuja aims to cultivate a change in a culture where adults are no longer uncomfortable and discuss topics, such as sexual matters, that are taboo in society. It is cumbersome when child safety is at stake.
QWhat is your favourite word?
Gratitude to me is essential. Life is full of all kinds of surprising situations, and sometimes it all seems dark. We should be thankful for all the silver linings that can help overcome the shadows. It can be a saviour through all means.
What was the moment in your life that made you Blossom into the person you are today?
I still remember the time from 2016, when I stood in front of an audience of nearly 200 educators and parents. I started with this-I am a survivor of child sexual abuse. Halfway through, the first row in the audience was in tears. I realized the power of stories by then. Fact- Spoken, I could help them unburden their feelings that have been tucked away for years. That was one of the defining moments which shaped my journey to this very moment.
What would you want the young boys & girls to learn from your journey?
I have always had the freedom to opt for, to forge my path. Though I did not: I sought to create the space for myself. Recalling, I sense a great responsibility for the choices I made. Peer pressure and expectations influence contemporary youth. In the long run, I believe staying true to what you believe in, following it through, and then dealing with the consequences mould you into an authentic being.