Shivani Honwad
Lawyer, Human Rights Advocate, New York
Shivani Honwad, Esq. founded The Law Firm of Shivani Honwad, LLC in 2014 after working in the public and private sectors and clerking for the Chief Judge of the Family Court of Delaware upon graduating from law school. She focuses on start-up business and immigration law for fashion, tech, travel and entertainment companies. Shivani is a passionate advocate for human rights and dedicates part of her practice to these efforts.
Читать полностью
Shivani Honwad, Esq. founded The Law Firm of Shivani Honwad, LLC in 2014 after working in the public and private sectors and clerking for the Chief Judge of the Family Court of Delaware upon graduating from law school. She focuses on start-up business and immigration law for fashion, tech, travel and entertainment companies. Shivani is a passionate advocate for human rights and dedicates part of her practice to these efforts. Shivani successfully lobbied to amend Delaware’s state laws to provide better protections to juvenile victims of prostitution and is actively advocating for improved transparency in the modeling industry in NYC. She is also on the Young Executive Board of the Nomi Network, the Young Professionals Board of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services and a member of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition. She is currently an active member of the South Asian Bar Association of New York, serving as the Vice President of Public Interest in 2015 and voted the 2017 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year; the American Bar Association, including being appointed by the ABA President as the Young Lawyer’s Delegate to the ABA Human Trafficking Task Force in 2013, the New York State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Свернуть
Sex & Sexuality
Sexual taboos make it hard for people to get help
Sex is more taboo in the U.S. than in Europe, and more taboo in India than in America. However, by making sex taboo, we create stigmas that don’t need to be there. Those stigmas make it harder for people who need help to reach out. #sex #taboo #stigma #help
19 июня 2017
396
0
Комментировать
Dealing with Anxiety & Depression
Tire your body to calm your mind
I’m a lawyer, so I have anxiety all the time. I’ve found high-intensity workouts and boxing to be very therapeutic. I have no energy left in my body after a hard workout, so there is nothing left to feed my anxiety. #anxiety #exercise #stress
13 июня 2017
19
0
Комментировать
AO Contributor Feedback
You aren’t alone in facing life’s challenges
When I lost my mother, it was helpful to go to therapy and talk to people who were also coping with loss. Similarly, The AO Project helps people understand that they aren’t alone in facing life’s hardships. Other people have coped with, and survived, similar challenges. #TheAOProject #loss #mother #death #coping #support #therapy
12 июня 2017
18
0
Комментировать
On Death: Fear & Other Feelings
Death is a wake-up call
I’ve lost several people whom I was close to, including my mother and grandmother. The finality of death wakes you up to how short our lives are. It reminds you not to waste your time in bad situations, and to make the most of what you can. #death #carpediem #time
12 июня 2017
80
0
Комментировать
Dealing with Anxiety & Depression
When I lost my mother, I found my true friends
When I lost my mother, I relied on my support network to get out of bed each morning. And I began to see who who did more to drag me down than pick me up. Shedding those relationships has helped me appreciate my true friends even more. #darkness #death #mother #friends #cancer
12 июня 2017
31
0
Комментировать
Bonds, Breakups & the Essence of Relationships
Shorten your list to the essentials
In college my friends and I had long lists of traits we wanted in a companion. Now those lists are much shorter. What’s important to me now is to have a partner who supports me and to have my own life. #relationship #romanticrelationship #respect #independence
12 июня 2017
16
0
Комментировать
Finding & Fulfilling Our Purpose
I found my purpose in a monsoon flood
I was interning in India during the Mumbai monsoon floods of 2015. That’s where I learned about the injustices that happen in third-world countries, especially after natural disasters. I went to law school to be a voice for the voiceless in those situations. #lifepurpose #law #poverty #naturaldisaster
12 июня 2017
14
0
Комментировать
Productivity
Build a support network of doers
A friend called me out for throwing around business ideas without executing on them. I found his comment really motivating. When you surround yourself with doers, you have the motivation and support you need to turn words into action. #justdoit #wordsintoaction #ideas
11 июня 2017
14
0
Комментировать
Loving Yourself
Surround yourself with people who love the version of you that you live
Surround yourself with the right people. The right people love the version of you that you love. They don’t criticize you or ask you to be different. #self-love #friends #love
11 июня 2017
14
0
Комментировать
Finding & Fulfilling Our Purpose
Listen to feedback from friends and family
Friends, family, and clients have often thanked me for introducing them to someone important in their lives. By listening to this feedback, I’ve discerned that my life’s purpose is to connect people. #lifepurpose #connection #friends #family
11 июня 2017
13
0
Комментировать
Achieving Harmony & Balance
Drive to the ocean
When the world feels chaotic, I get in my stick-shift and take a long drive. I also find that being around the ocean puts things in perspective. Our world is bigger than the daily stresses we sometimes get lost in. #harmony #perspective #nature
11 июня 2017
15
0
Комментировать