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In the rush of life, make sure you do not uproot the girl within you..your dreams and your emotions need attention!
She and that blade of grass!
That thin and slender blade of grass
Peeping between two mighty rocks
Standing tall making space for itself
It teased and mocked at her
As if ridiculing her existence
Making her feel rotten from inside
So she went ahead and crushed it mercilessly with her feet
Few days later, it shamelessly propped up again
Like her dreams!
Irritated to the core this time
She plucked it from its very root
And yes, that fragile yet robust grass
Died its death at last!
She smiled with victory and cried in empathy
Staring at the fallen, slain and deceased grass
Green and fresh yet lying crushed and dead
Like that girl in her who had become defunct and dead
Alive and kicking in a battle of duties and dreams
She had succeeded in her roles
And lost herself !
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Dr. Farah Naqvi is an academician, corporate trainer and HRD consultant associated with many MNCs and institutions in the field of academics, behavioural training, consulting and research. She has worked with premier institutes read more...
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Why do women have to go through so much trauma just for being women? Who gives men the right to behave in this way?
Trigger warning: This post contains depiction of normalised violence against women, and may be triggering for survivors.
My belly is living proof
of the life I have grown, held, and birthed
a ‘permanently pregnant’ swell
stretch marks and a caesarian scar
that still itch
an experience I wouldn’t trade in
except for what I was told by the father of my child.
It is easy to give in to patriarchal expectations from a married woman and lose your self in a marriage, but the path to happiness is in keeping your independence.
Marriage is often described as the joining of two individuals’ bodies, minds, and souls. Upon getting married, you are expected to share everything with your partner, including time, money, and all other aspects of life. Your life should revolve around your spouse from beginning to end.
But is it necessary to spend every waking moment with the spouse? Are you not supposed to have a life apart from your spouse? And do these rules apply only to women or men as well?
Although both men and women may face this situation, women are generally expected to give up everything once they get married. Despite progress in several areas, expecting women to abandon their interests, passions, and friendships to align their lives with those of their spouses is still considered the norm.
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