#CelebrateingtheRainbow at the workplace – share your stories of Pride!
The Beyond The Doors Photo Contest Wanted is all about capturing the life of women working, playing or just being - beyond the doors.
Wanted: Your creative eye for life beyond the four walls. Submit a photograph that captures women working, playing or just being – beyond the doors.
Stories and characters are all around us if only we look for them: whether it’s your friend on her phone at a cafe, hawkers calling out their wares in their trademark styles, gutsy chasers of double-decker buses, the traveller checking off her to-do list, the mother feeding her child kulfi, the power-walkers or the beach bum, the park bench or the window seat occupant.
The 1st prize winner will receive a one-on-one mentoring session with a senior staff member from Better Photography magazine, a 1 year subscription to the magazine and a 1-day free pass for a tour around Mysore (for 2) courtesy goMowgli
2 second prizes winners will each receive a 1 year subscription to Better Photography magazine and a 1-day free pass for a tour around Mysore (for 2) courtesy goMowgli
5 additional participation prize winners will each receive a cool Women’s Web coffee mug
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Can you believe this bloke compelled me to wear only saris - full time at home- till the eighth month of my pregnancy?! The excessive heat coupled with humidity made my life miserable.
Recently when I browsed an interesting post by a fellow author on this very forum I had a sense of déjà vu. She describes the absolutely unnecessary hullabaloo over ladies donning nighties and /or dupatta –less suits.
I wish to narrate how I was in dire straits so far wearing a ‘nightie’ was concerned.
I lived in my ultra orthodox sasural under constant surveillance of two moral guardians (read Taliban) in the shape of the husband’s mom and dad. The mom was unschooled and dim-witted while the dad was a medical practitioner. But he out-Heroded the Herod in orthodoxy.
My supervisor introduced me as a valuable member of the team, emphasizing my skills and contributions rather than focusing on my gender identity. This simple act set the tone for my experience in the workplace.
As a transwoman navigating the corporate world, I had encountered my fair share of discrimination and challenges. Transitioning without the support of my parents and having limited friendships in my personal life made the journey difficult and lonely. However, when I stepped into the office, something remarkable happened, I left behind the stress and negativity, embracing a space where I could truly be myself.
Joining the marketing team as a graphic designer, I was initially apprehensive about how my colleagues would react to my gender identity. But to my surprise, the atmosphere was welcoming and respectful from day one. My supervisor, Sarah, introduced me as a valuable member of the team, emphasizing my skills and contributions rather than focusing on my gender identity. This simple act set the tone for my experience in the workplace.
As I settled into my role, I discovered that my colleagues went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and included. They consistently used my correct name and pronouns, creating an environment where I could be authentically me. Being an introvert, making friends wasn’t always easy for me, but within this workplace, I found a supportive community that embraced me for who I truly am. The workplace became a haven where I could escape the stresses of my personal life and focus on my professional growth.
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