Anupama writes a letter to her 18-years old daughter. Read what she has to say.
The #FreedomIs campaign asked readers to share their idea of what freedom is, and what freedoms they wanted, through a selfie with a message. The results were varied and beautiful.
You can see the collection of #FreedomIs selfies here.
To me, #FreedomIs
Not being judged by what we wear
Being able to feel safe in any part of the country
To be able to hang out with our buddies and have night-outs just like guys do.
Not having to worry about shaving our legs
Instead, respecting our bodies and understanding that inner beauty is what matters.
Not being stereotyped
Because many of us hate cooking and no, we don’t like owning kitchens at home.
Because not all of us like pink and it is not the only color that exists for us.
Because we cry when we want to let out our sadness and no, it is not a sign of weakness and we are not ashamed of it.
Being able to live without fear
Not observing the meaningless practices set up by the patriarchal society
Because, we are not some commodities to be sold off, or a burden to our families.
Providing education to all girls in a family
Because knowledge is power, and a girl deserves to be educated as much as a boy does.
Letting us decide about the important things in life
To have the liberty to choose our jobs, to decide whether or not to have kids;
To decide where and how our money should be spent
By not enforcing the feeling that we are solely responsible to do all
Not make us feel guilty when we try hard to juggle between home and work and having it all- But understanding that both the partners are equally responsible in running a home.
Letting us pursue our dreams, and follow our passions
By not tying us down and binding us by emotional manipulation. But, by letting us chase our dreams and find ourselves in the journey of life.
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A Travel Blogger/Travel writer, photographer and a digital media influencer at The Solo Globetrotter
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