Voluntary Traveler Q&A with Shelley – Sat. May 16th!

The Invisible Children of India, Q&A Discussion with Shelley Seale

Read the Q&A discussion transcript

Saturday May 16th
10:00am – 4:00pm

The Voluntary Traveler Book Project is proudly presenting an online discussion with Shelley Seale, author of the upcoming book, ‘The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India’ (June 15, 2009). Shelley is an active freelance writer, avid vagabond and serial volunteer. Please feel free to drop by the group early, read Shelley’s bio and post your questions, thoughts and ideas.

This is a special chance for our group to gather personal insight from an expert in a topic much in today’s headlines – think Slumdog Millionaire. Please make her feel welcome and make the most out of this special occasion.

About The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India:

Amidst the growing prosperity of India, there is an entire generation of parentless children growing up. They are everywhere. They fill the streets, the railway stations, the shanty villages. Some scrounge through trash for newspapers, rags or anything they can sell at traffic intersections. Others, often as young as two or three years old, beg. Many are homeless, overflowing orphanages and other institutional homes to live on the streets. The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India is a non-fiction narrative by Shelley Seale that gives a strong and hopeful voice to its most vulnerable citizens.

About The Voluntary Traveler:

The Voluntary Traveler is a travel anthology penned by writers from all over the world. Focused on inspiring volunteer vacations and/or encouraging adventure-minded people to see volunteer work as a part of ones longer journey, the book will also include a volunteer guide section, listing charities needing volunteer assistance, plus organizations that coordinate service orientated travel.

The Voluntary Traveler is being published by Dog’s Eye View Media. The book’s creator and content editor, author Nola Lee Kelsey, has a goal of producing a title that helps people see the best aspects of making a positive impact through “voluntourism” and dispels the perception of volunteer vacations as a sacrifice. We focus on the good, the amusing, the mind-expanding and the adventurous facets of this type of travel.

Bookmark and Share

About Shelley Seale

I'm Shelley, a journeyer and learner of the world, freelance journalist and author, yoga chick and dog lover. I pound the keyboard from home barefoot every day, and while my boss is demanding she also occasionally lets me have the early afternoon cocktail. I think not going into an office or collecting corporate paychecks are very good ideas, though not always profitable. I have written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, Texas Monthly and CNN, among others. Neither the New York Times nor Johnny Depp have answered my letters yet. I love yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in karma. Mean people suck. If I could have any dream job I would like to be a superhero. I have performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, I don't know how to whistle. My mantra is "travel with a purpose."

Posted on May 15, 2009, in India, shelley seale, travel, volunteer and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: