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You are not just your body, no matter what the world of men tells you, says Noor in this powerful poem, that urges girls to go out there and get hold of their own destinies.
Take any religion, no matter what the tenets, women have always suffered. If religions are often at loggerheads about so many things, why do they all agree on controlling women?
The author writes about the emotions a surrogate mother goes through, carrying a baby not her own, yet tied to it by the umbilical cord, and having to give it up, even if she gains financially.
What happens when a girl is taken in for female circumcision (FGM - Female Genital Mutilation)? It is horrifying what some communities put their girls through in the name of tradition!
Beleaguered by period cramps, one night I dreamt that I met the Creator, and was granted my wish that women no longer had to live with periods, and men would have them instead. Alas, just a dream!
Want accessible information on health of girls? Spreading Your Wings, A health Infomic for Girls of All Ages is a great resource, in comic form that kids will find interesting.
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