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"Throughout the journey of my life, new identities I gather. So, Don't ask me my identity" - a piece of poetry about the different roles women play.
“Throughout the journey of my life, new identities I gather. So, Don’t ask me my identity” – a piece of poetry about the different roles women play.
I am born as a daughter,
Innocent, beautiful and full of grace
Whom the entire family lovingly embrace.
I am dressed in pink and given dolls to play.
With my tiny feet, I run around the house spreading joy.
As I grow up, my father gives my hand to a man.
With a heavy heart and eyes full of tears
I leave my loving home which is full of love and care.
To bid this home a good bye, I am bound
And I take only with me the sweet memories of childhood.
Thus starts the new journey of my life by becoming someone’s wife.
I take care of the entire family
And by working hard day and night, I gladly take up all the responsibilities.
I break my lavish dream world with my own hands
And I indulge in household chores to support my man.
Then I am blessed with a child.
The journey of a mother begins which is full of bitter delight.
I sacrifice my night sleep
And feed the child whenever she weeps.
I look after her day and night
Nurturing and teaching her to make her future bright.
I am a daughter, wife and mother.
Throughout the journey of my life, new identities I gather.
So, Don’t ask me my identity.
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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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