Safecity is celebrating the journey of people who have emerged as leaders as our campaigns progressed in their communities through our blog series “Safecity Emerging Leaders“. Read the inspiring stories of these individuals who are passionate about making their neighbourhoods safer with Safecity and have taken action in their own special ways.
Aditi Murti is a marketing major with a strong interest in books, feminist theory and good music. She divides her time between college and various writing projects in Pune.
SAFECITY EMERGING LEADER: ADITI
Since childhood, Aditi has preferred a thought process that relies more on rationality and common sense than following along the path predetermined by a problematic society. Therefore, working towards ensuring the safety of women and enabling them to reclaim their public spaces seemed like a perfect fit for her. She has been working for Safecity as a Social Media and Communications volunteer for the past six months.
Aditi handles Twitter and Instagram. Due to Safecity’s unique practice of outsourcing curators, she is always relentlessly hunting for curators to share ideas with thousands of followers and shares pictures of Team Safecity working hard to make not only our neighbourhoods and streets but also our lives safer. She occasionally writes informative blog posts for the Safecity website. She puts her talent to use in creating posters that speak a thousand words. Though a rational thinker, her creative juices are always flowing and she brainstorms with the Communications team to ideate content and matter for Safecity’s online awareness efforts.
“It’s been a wonderful journey with Safecity and I’m glad that I get to do my bit towards making our streets safer and more welcoming to women of every strata of society. When the opportunity to volunteer for Safecity came by from a friend who also worked for them, I jumped at the chance and have stuck by that decision regardless of my heavy study schedule. Though most people would believe that volunteering for work online is a waste of time, it’s actually the completely opposite. Technology allows me to learn, understand and interact with my colleagues in Bombay and Delhi. Before Safecity, I didn’t know any other way through which I could interact with and gain useful knowledge from various intelligent and driven individuals who want the streets free of harassment.
I’ve had the privilege of seeing what hard work and dedication looks like when I watch my immediate colleagues battle against deadlines and it’s been brilliant to absorb and implement that work ethic into my own life. I’m glad that I decided to be a part of and contribute towards the growth of this wonderful organisation”