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If I am asked that being a mother was a compulsion or choice; I would proudly admit that it has been my choice.
Those tiny hands that I tried to hold in my palm many years back…hold my hand today. The patting on his back with a lullaby has been replaced with him patting my back as he tried to clam my anxious heartbeat. My baby who always wore what I chose for him, today tells me what I should wear.
If I am asked that being a mother was a compulsion or choice; I would proudly admit that it has been my choice. A choice that I knowingly made… I always follow my heart and take decisions that help me grow as a person. Yes.. i am a mom and a dream chaser.
More than five years of motherhood has changed a lot in my life but one thing that grew stronger is the resolve to chase my dreams. As a working mom, I get only a few hours in the day to be with my son but I try to make the most of that short period. The pride in successfully solving a puzzle with him is equal to winning the 1st runner up of “Ms. Professional”. The fun of sharing stories with him is equal to going for a superb holiday.
Together we both have toured around 13 European countries. With each tour, we both grew in many aspects. I grew to be a better mom, my son grew to be more adaptive and we both got closer to each other. I became his best friend and he became my best travel buddy. As a single mom, I am trying to fit into two pair of shoes; he as a single child became my companion. Dreams that I chase are not just mine but are the ones that a couple had for their kid.
I am a proud mother who is trying to be a role model for the tiny boy who is soon going to be 6. I am a mom and much more #MomAndMore
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I recommend reading Manjiri Indurkar's Origami Aai alongside her memoir to have a fulfilling and enriching experience of telling one's story with grace.
It’s All In Your Head, M famed author Manjiri Indurkar’s debut poetry collection, Origami Aai, is independent and yet an extension of her memoir in which she speaks with utmost grace about all forms of abuses that she has survived. In this book of intriguing and evocative poems, the poet weaves words to form images of the everyday life of her middle-class family, love found and lost, trauma, and healing.
The collection is divided into four segments, beginning with the family, slowly moving towards the world, and finally colliding them together.
We aren’t in mourning, but we are creatures of habit.
So we talk of each one who died of drowning,
and I listen to her stories with the patience
of a chronicler.
– Funereal Stories
When someone accuses you of "too much feminism", what they are really saying is, "I am uncomfortable with you challenging the status quo and disrupting my privilege".
Time and again, there is one phrase that keeps coming up in the social media discourse on feminism. Any guesses?
Ah, no prizes for guessing the infamous “itni bhi feminist” or “too much feminism” phrase, a classic eye-roller for me, and I am sure for many more of my tribe, in the realm of gender equality discussions.
Pray tell me, how can an ideology, a movement be too ‘much’? It’s not salt or the seasoning of your soup where you can go, “Oops, too much salt, only one spoon was required”. Either you stand for what feminism stands for, or you don’t.
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