Author Harshada Pathare believes that for artists, storytelling is a new and artistic way to put forward one’s thoughts to the world. From ancient times, stories when narrated with a deeper meaning were reborn as folklore. Harshada grew up listening to these folklores that are always refreshing, renewing, and rewinding like the symbol of infinity. Stirred by the different memories infused in these folklores, she began; to explore different perspectives and experiences.
Whenever you are born doesn’t matter, stories take you to travel far and wide as the basic principles of life are the same everywhere. Harshada’s presence was grounding, her stirring soul searching for an intrinsic purpose on earth. It was unquestionably to be an artist -the desire to live with creative freedom.
Stories have always shown up in our journey, but to express them in a subtle, warm, and intimate style is an art. As the world is fast moving to digitization, social accounts have become a hotspot for sharing success stories and creative portfolios and building active communities around them.
As Harshada Pathare’s writing and social presence blossomed, she could connect with people of similar mindsets by sharing her art and writing snippets. Displaying her work in this massive way; gave her the freedom to explore ideas and insights without the pressure of the status quo. In a fast-forward lifestyle, Harshada’s writings motivate us to pause and be mindful of the stories happening in our ecosystem. She inspires other artists to come together and create an archive with a note – ‘We were here,’ that will serve as our reminder to future generations.
Harshada explains how the combination of divergent thinking and online galleries has done a bit of metamorphosis to her steady work. What started as a tinkering of words during vacations is now transformed into informative and insightful data for thinkers and trailblazers. Her follower size is on a slow and organic increase with a high engagement rate. Social media has taken the helm of her creative journey as she continues to dive deep to change the mainstream.
The secret sauce of her writing activism and personal branding revolves around diversity and inclusion and focusing on the range of their lived experiences. Simply having a goal is not enough; our results should gear our culture with progressive ideology. The red dot in the dartboard represents the suppressed, oppressive, and underrepresented voices that need to be focussed. A creative should make this red dot the goal and boldly pin it on their dashboards.
Harshada thinks newbies shouldn’t bother if their work is applauded or validated. It is the perspective that matters, not the recognition. Even if they are taking their first step in the creative world, they shouldn’t fear to speak for what they feel.
As we know, not only goal but in the creative industry – both competition and collaboration are essential for survival. Collaboration inspires you to identify skills, appreciate them by learning and letting them shine. The healthier approach to competition is to beat yourself and deliver the best performance each time.
Harshada exemplifies how to be a powerhouse of creativity; her voice, words, and ideas; are embedded with the desire to uplift and celebrate the unrecognized.