An Indian short film, 'Period. End of a Sentence', shortlisted for the Oscars, will hopefully encourage the conversation around menstrual taboos and the problems faced by our girls and women.
I want to start today by answering one particular question you had- How can a girl from a small town in Haryana dream of becoming an astronaut and going to space? How is that possible?
"Do what frees you and don’t hold yourself to ransom, EVER," says this mom in an extraordinary letter to her daughter, full of all that a woman should know. Do read.
This mom writes a beautiful letter to her 2.5 year old twin girls starting school, filled with empowering insights that will be a guiding star to the little ones as they grow up into fine, confident women.
We will no longer let the 'handcuffs of rituals' and the 'ironclad chains of tradition' keep us imprisoned, says poet Sneha Sethi. We will be 'free and fearless'!
The things we tell a girl about herself, her body, her life, her 'destiny' can restrict her potential. This mother promises to never do this to her daughter, and hence break the cycle of patriarchal conditioning.
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