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30in30 daily poetry competition prize 2021

Purnima wins the day 11 #30in30 daily poetry competition with a poetry prize. She receives a copy of ‘Poems that do not sleep’ by Hassan Al Nawwab published by Fremantle Press and goes into the running to receive feedback on and paid publication of her full #30in30 poem. Her poem was written in response to a prompt by commissioned artist, Steven Oliver.

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Asean Youth Forum - June 2021

Purnima’s poem, ‘spilling seeds of creativity’ is published in Yuwana Zine #4 ‘Lockdown’. The writing and artworks published in this Zine demand attention to issues ranging from mental health, social injustice to wellbeing.

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International Women's Day

In dedication to International Women’s Day 2021, Purnima was featured by the International Women’s Day organisation as a spoken word poet on their website and Youtube channel. The theme for 2021 was #ChooseToChallenge​. Choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievement and challenge gender bias and gender inequality to create an inclusive world.

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Lylu Bangkok Live Spoken Word March 2021

This spoken word performed by Purnima at the Lylu Open Mic in March 2021 at Live Lounge, Bangkok and was in dedication to International Women’s Day 2021. The theme for 2021 was #ChooseToChallenge​​. Choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievement and challenge gender bias and gender inequality to create an inclusive world.

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ASEAN Youth Forum - IWD 2021

Watch my latest live reading for the ASEAN Youth Forum – a forum dedicated to using poetry and art to empower and inspire today’s youth across the region of South-East Asia. This forum call was held in celebration of International Women’s Day 2021.

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Asean Youth Forum - December 2020

In celebration of the launch of Yuwana Zine #3, Days of Activism on International Human Rights Day in December 2020, I recited my published poem, ‘our art is a weapon against oppression,’ with an exploration of the poem’s meaning through commentary analysis.

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