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Natasha Borah Khan’s belief in the power of words and writing helps her connect better with her readers through her articles. She wishes to write more about her myriad experiences, relationships and people.
Every month, the Women’s Web team identifies three contributors whose work has really resonated with readers, who have brought something new and impactful to our community. This September 2018, Natasha Borah Khan is one of our featured Authors of the Month.
Natasha strongly believes in the important role that women play in shaping the family and society. She wants to change the perceptions of men about women by presenting a different experience of what it is to be a woman. You can read Natasha Borah Khan’s articles here at Women’s Web.
Authors are often asked this question, but everyone has their own reasons, very personal to them. So, why do you write?
I write to express myself. I feel I am able to express myself better in black and white than in verbally. In my personal life too, I resort to writing letters or emails when verbal words fail me.
What do you enjoy reading? Does any of it help your writing?
I enjoy reading work of fiction based on history, mythology and people stories. I also love to read reflections on life and experiences. Off late, I have been reading a lot of different genres. I also review books on request.
Yes, reading definitely helps me in my writing. It expands my horizons of imagination and takes me to new dimensions of words.
When it comes to writing on/for/about women, what questions and issues drive you the most?
Intra-women dynamics, their social standing, the important role of women in shaping a family and society at large (which we don’t actually realize!), strength of women, etc.
Could you narrate an issue or incident in your life which you think was gender related, and you handled it in a way that has made you proud.
In the beginning of my career, my boss then remarked jokingly that I being a woman, he doesn’t expect much analytical capabilities from me. I didn’t say anything then but resolved to prove him wrong. And when I was leaving after three and half years, he tried hard to make me stay. That made me feel that I had proved my worth to him.
Today, when I look back, I feel that his comment came from his own poor experience with women around him. There are many perceptions regarding women, at home as well as at work. If we want to change them, we need to give people better experiences.
What are the things you would like to write about in the future for Women’s Web?
I shall continue to write about my experiences and encounters as a woman, about relationships and share people’s stories.
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