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I am Farida Rizwan, 55, Counselor and Psychotherapist working as Senior Curriculum Developer with Chimple Learning. I am ardent blogger @www.chaptersfrommylife.com and share my life experiences of surviving breast cancer 3rd stage for 25 years, bringing up my children and finding my own identity after giving it up for marriage. I am passionate educationist who believes in inclusive education and inclusive society for all. My special needs daughter who is 26 years of age, refers to regular people as 'you people' and special people as 'we people'. This was a very painful for me and made me realize the way our society makes special needs people feel separated from regular stream. I want everyone to say 'We People'. I am not feminist but I don't believe a gender should give any person a leverage.
If you can read through the article, you will find the patriarchal stink oozing out for almost a decade in her life, which finally culminated in an innocent 3 month old baby being killed by the person who should have protected her.
A beautiful poem about change and evolving!
As a counsellor I have seen for the woman in a toxic relationship, the change is in reverse. The butterfly changes into a caterpillar, such that people who meet them after a big gap will not even recognize them anymore!
Rules are not made by elders but made by everyone depending on their needs. Some of these rules make living together easy and comfortable.
17 innocent girls who trusted the school authorities were molested by those whom they trusted to give them a better future.
Men give weird reasons for divorcing their wives & are are supported. For women, no reason is good enough to walk away from a bad marriage!
I am not sure who is right - those who try to push the children to their limits or those who allow the children to loiter around and find the limits on their own?
I realized how she usually liked to present the wrongs of others to him which bothered me earlier, but now even though it troubled me I knew why she did it.
Recently a relative called me. She asked, “where is your daughter in law?” I said, “she is visiting her dad.” Immediately the question cropped up, “then who is cooking and taking care of you?”
I had breast cancer as a 29 year old breastfeeding mom, and chose to have a radical mastectomy... my kids needed me. But I spent some time bonding with my breasts the night before. Here's my story.
Apologies to patriotic people, but most of us Indians are not sensitive to special needs people & their emotions. Let's make this world a better place for them!
Shame on the IFB dishwasher ad for stereotyping mothers! I love my children and do take care of them, but that doesn’t mean I have to be 'dutiful' all the time.
I was a topper but married a man who was uneducated. I had to follow his strange rules that restricted my freedom, but when cancer happened, I said enough!
I was proud that my bladder was always under my control, but on a work trip where I was the only woman, I had to pray and hope for a toilet!
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