Author of the bestseller ‘The Shooting Star’, Shivya Nath, interacted with the team at Digital Empowerment Foundation and shared her journey of the transition from a regular corporate employee to a digital nomad with almost 80,000 followers on Instagram! Looking at the team she said, “Few years ago, if I was asked to join a gathering like this, you would definitely find me sitting at the back trying to hide from everyone!”. The behavioural change that she went through because of her travelling expeditions are tremendous. Watch her talk here to know more about her journey!
Shivya continues to inspire her followers on conscious travelling. Talking about letting go of desires to own things, she says, “When I started to regularly travel, I realised that having a home or any other possessions are only creating road blocks for me. I gave up my house when I was about 25 years old and left my job when I was 23! My only possessions are the things in the two bags that I carry with myself, everywhere!”
When asked if there have been times when a visit to a country has entirely changed her perception, she talked about Mexico. She says that even though Mexico has been portrayed as a country not safe for women solo travellers, she found the narrative not true entirely. “People of Mexico have been extremely cordial and welcoming towards me. Even though I was scared initially, all the inhibitions were gone once I started exploring the place”
Encouraging each one to find their passion, break boundaries and step out of comfort zone, Shivya ended the talk with inspiring each and every individual present. DEF and Shivya are also partnering to empower communities with DEF presence to use Instagram for social change.