Roshnee Desai, our founder, spoke at the Ladies, Wine and Design - a global initiative started by Jessica Walsh in Mumbai on the 11th of January. Here is what she had to say about the evening:
"My topic, was the Imposter’s syndrome. Like any talk that one prepares, it changes when it sees an audience. The speech might be mine but the energy is owned by the listeners.
It was like a giant gathering of girlfriends. This topic that no one talks about, aspects of this syndrome that we all quietly suffer, is exactly what brought this room together. And I think made us all closer by the end of it.
@serial.escapist’s insistence that this event be purely a live event and not have any internet streaming/ accessibility was a brilliant move. The power of a physical gathering, meeting real people, is fast dwindling.
I think we all are tired of the fake smiles, perfect fashion and unidimensional success stories that just seem impossible to achieve.
To constantly keep pushing, have the perfect career, to always stay positive, to keep giving your 100% and look your best while doing it is exhausting. And unattainable. And frankly, fake.
These perfect-internet-success-stories are the true imposters. Not you, oh broken, self doubting, mistake making, learning along the way, imperfect one.
I’m checking out of this stupid social rat race. You?"