A safe space for the youth according to my belief is a platform where the younger generation of the society can express themselves in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. A space that does not threaten their creativity and put bounds on how far they can go. A safe haven where they can explore, discover their true self and uncover their talents.
Where they can tap onto their highest potential and let their minds wander and run free. Where they can try different alternatives, walk different paths of life, fall down and learn from their falls without being questioned about it. Especially in a culturally diverse country like India, the youth hold the reigns to the future of this developing country. But confirming mind-sets, conventional beliefs and strict narrow stereotypes limit the capabilities and understanding of the youth which disadvantages them towards growth and actualization. So a safe place is where the younger generation can look at people and accept their diversity, where there is no discrimination against minorities and everyone is treated as an equal.
A supportive, nurturing environment that enables the youngsters to embrace their differences. To find unity in diversity without caring about the constraints and bars the society has set that devalues the uniqueness of human beings.
“ Like millions of balloons tethered to the ground, weight of the world tries to hold us down. Cut the strings and let me go. I'm weightless. “
– Weightless by Natasha Bedingfield