Singer Raveena Mehta: On Women's Day
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements around the world. While I think it is a beautiful initiative, I believe every day is Women’s Day. Every day is a day wherein a woman can thrive, excel and succeed in whatever she wishes to do.
Do you think we need more women in leadership?
Most definitely. I think having more women in leadership roles brings in diverse perspectives. It is integral for the growth and evolution of humanity and pushes forward equality.
What advice will you give to your younger self?
I would tell my younger self to trust my instincts and follow my dreams. There’s no dream too big and we don’t need to box ourselves into believing that something is too far-fetched. Everything is possible.
Tell us your journey as an Artist.
I have been inclined towards art and music since a very young age. At age 7, while I was living in Belgium, I began music lessons. In 2008, at age 12, when my family relocated to India I continued those lessons and went on to create what became my first music album titled “From Deep Within”. This was a pivotal time and experience in my life. Starting my career at such a young age most definitely taught me about discipline, the importance of work ethic, and also autonomy.
When I was around 14 years old, after having released and recorded various songs; I decided to take a small break from music to better understand who and what I was doing it for and discover my sound. I finally came back full circle round to music and decided to start a public Instagram account in 2018, where I started posting covers and reaching out to fellow artists and producers who I eventually started working with. It has been a beautiful and exciting journey and I won't wait to uncover what more it has to offer.
Your message for the Women of Today.
I would encourage the women of today to continue pursuing their dreams, ambitions, and passions and prioritize their happiness. Do the things that make you happy and give you a sense of fulfillment, whatever that is. Think beyond what you can see, women do not need to ascribe to narratives placed on them by society. You can go out there and be whoever you wish to be.