A Letter To Her : Join Our BLOGATHON Around Domestic Violence

Posted: June 12, 2017
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No one wants to talk about the violence present inside our homes – it’s private, isn’t it? Thankfully, things are changing – join this blogathon, A Letter To Her, and let’s begin talking about the elephant in the room.

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

So goes a popular question that tries to answer whether something ‘really exists’ or not.

That’s what the situation is like when it comes to Domestic Violence. Everyone knows that it happens to somebody, somewhere…but we stay out of it. After all, it’s a ‘private matter’, and so, if we don’t know about it, it’s not ‘really’ happening!

That’s why, radical author Meena Kandasamy’s latest novel, When I Hit You comes as much needed shock treatment. An account of an abusive marriage, it forces us to examine our notions of what domestic abuse really is. Is it the common notion of being slapped and kicked alone, or can it include the taking over of your email passwords as well? Can abuse be psychological, the wearing down of one’s energy and passion, the taking over of your identity?

Join us with leading publishers Juggernaut on a blogathon where we seek to follow Meena and shout out loud – that domestic violence is no longer that dirty little secret we will hush up.

Blogathon Theme

What if a loved one – a friend, a sister, a neighbour, a colleague, your mother, perhaps you yourself – were going through domestic violence? Could you imagine this happening? Or have you known such a situation?

What would you say to give her the strength and support she needs? What do you wish you could say?

Write A Letter To Her.

Whether it is to offer her practical support, mental courage or just to let her know that she is not alone – imagine what you would say, or share a letter that is based on what you actually did.

Rules & Terms

  • Write this post on your own blog. You can write as many posts as you like, and there is no word limit. You are welcome to make a video or any other kind of post too.
  • Add a note on why you would like to read a copy of Meena Kandasamy’s new book, When I Hit You, including the book link
  • Share your blogpost link here below in the comments.
  • Go ahead, share your blogpost with the world, with the hashtag #ALetterToHer.
  • Women’s Web will be sharing your post on all our social media too!
  • 5 of the best posts will be showcased in our newsletter, and will win goodies from Juggernaut Books too.


Make sure you have your post up by 30th June 10 PM IST!

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  1. Pooja Sharma Rao

    Here is my first one for the blogathon,hope tp write more for this cause close to my heart.

  2. Akshata Ram

    My post -https://akswrites.com/2017/06/14/set-yourself-free-and-see-how-beautiful-life-can-be-lettertoher/

  3. Kanika G

    Here is my post for the blogathon #ALettertoHer titled The First Step


  4. Meha Sharma

    Here is my post for the blogathon #Alettertoher ! A wonderful initiative indeed ..

  5. Hello,
    People who have already read the book, When I Hit You, would they be eligible for participation in this blogathon?


  6. Sonal kothari

    Here’s my post for #Blogathon and #ALetterToHer, #AFightAgainstDomesticViolence
    Please follow the link – https://lifepastone.blogspot.in/2017/06/alettertoher.html

  7. Sonal kothari

    Here’s my second post for #Blogathon and #ALetterToHer, #AFightAgainstDomesticViolence
    Please follow the link – https://lifepastone.blogspot.in/2017/03/now-i-know.html

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