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This festive season, we'd like you to share your stories on something that you did for yourselves, celebrating yourself. Let's spread the joy!
The one thing I truly enjoy doing in my free time is going for a movie all by myself. Just me and and my popcorn. I’ve discovered this joy quite late in life, in my 40s… and have taken every opportunity to do so. It’s me celebrating myself, my me-time, and my interests. So what if no one else is interested in quite the same kind of movies as me? I don’t need to deprive myself of the pleasure!
Kids, husband, family, home, work – in all these responsibilities, women often put themselves last. When was the last time you truly put yourselves first? And remember the sheer joy when you did? Like our author Urmi Chakravorty found when she went on this solo trip.
This festive season, we’d like you to share your stories on something that you did for yourselves. What made you do it? What changed after that?
It can be a solo trip, doing a course you have wanted to for some time now, a get-together with your girl friends, coming out of a toxic relationship, or even just pampering yourselves like I do.
It can be something you have achieved at work as well – we want all the stories of your accomplishments that you can share. Anything that you want to celebrate this year.
As a woman, you have a right to have your story heard. And think of it as spreading the pride, joy, and a sense of accomplishment this festive season. It’s always wonderful to read and get inspired by what other women have done.
And while all stories will be published, on our part, we will be sharing the best 10 of the featured stories on social media.
Do you have a story that you’d like to share? You could tell us your story as a personal account, or as a fictionalised version, between 500 to 1500 words. If you have any pics you want us to use in the piece, please email them to us at [email protected] once you have submitted your story. Put #YesIDidIt in the email subject line.
Log into your author dashboard and upload it with the hashtag #YesIDidIt alongside your title. If you aren’t yet an author with Women’s Web, it’s easy to register here.
~ This should be a previously unpublished story.
~ Once published on Women’s Web, you may not publish it in whole elsewhere, except for an excerpt with a link back to us. They will remain exclusive to us.
Send in your stories by Sunday, 19th November, 11.59 PM. The earlier you send your story, the better, as we will begin publishing stories as they come in, all through to the end of the year.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and upload your story. We’re looking forward to it.
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If her MIL had accepted her with some affection, wouldn't they have built a mutually happier relationship by now?
The incident took place ten years ago.
Smita could visit her mother only in summers when her daughter had school holidays. Her daughter also enjoyed meeting her Nani, and both of them had done their reservations for a week. A month before their visit, her husband told her, “My mom is coming for 4-5 months!”
Smita shuddered. She knew the repercussions. She would have to hear sarcastic comments from her mother-in-law for visiting her mother. She may make these comments directly only a bit, but her servants would be flooded with the words, “How horrible she is! She leaves me and goes!”
Maybe Animal is going to make Ranbir the superstar he yearns to be, but is this the kind of legacy his grandfather and granduncles would wish for?
I have no intention of watching Animal. I have heard it’s acting like a small baby screaming and yelling for attention. However, I read some interesting reviews which gave away the original, brilliant and awe-inspiring plot (was that sarcastic enough?), and I don’t really need to go watch it to have an informed opinion.
A little boy craves for his father’s love but doesn’t get it so uses it as an excuse to kill a whole bunch of people when he grows up. Poor paapa (baby) what else could he do?
I was wondering; if any woman director gets inspired by this movie and replicates this with a female protagonist, what would happen?. Oh wait, that’s the story of so many women in this world. Forget about not giving them love, you have fathers who try to kill their daughters or sell them off or do other equally despicable things.
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