Browsing All posts tagged under »feminism«

A Verse for Women’s Day

March 8, 2018

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To the saint and the slut, Whether you walk, run or strut, To the shy and the chatty ones, To the women that didn’t birth sons, To the ones that love themselves And to the ones that cannot. To the women who follow the rules, And the ones that didn’t go to school, To the […]

What I Received From Mentoring Young Girls

May 12, 2015

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I am no stranger to the self-esteem issues faced by (young) women. I blogged about some of my personal experiences in my post, “Celebrating My Fat (Fabulous) Body” last year. I consider myself to be a confident, self-aware and strong person for the most part. My social work education and years of experience working in […]

C: Colour (Post 3: A-Z of Feminism)

April 20, 2015

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I am a few days late with this post, simply because I was not sure which perspective I should be writing from – personal or political! (wink, wink!) I had never really paid attention to the colour of my skin consciously. I guess in India I always blended in. People always commented about the beautiful […]

B: Bitch! (Post 2: A-Z of Feminism)

April 14, 2015

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I remember, while at TISS for my MSW, a classmate called me, “Bitch!”And I remember saying to her, “Don’t insult me! I’m not a bitch! I’m a super bitch!” When I hear the word “Bitch,” I don’t think of it negatively. The first thing that comes to mind is uncompromising, someone who stands her ground. […]

A: Anthem (Post 1: A-Z of Feminism)

April 13, 2015

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Between the ages of 26 and 30, I feel like I was in the prime of my personal confidence. I felt like I was someone. I had a worthy voice. I knew who I was and where I was going. Or so I believed. When I look back, I was fearless. I didn’t fear failure. […]

Letter to a 15-year old forced hijaabi (wearing a veil)

October 8, 2014

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Context: Last year, I wrote a post, “On the Hijaab (Veil), Topless Jihad, etc.” The basic premise of this post was to assert that forcing someone to take off their veil is as bad as telling someone to wear their veil. I was merely trying to provoke a thought process by which we examine what we, […]

Something I Feel Strongly About

November 22, 2013

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I began thinking about this post last night. I knew right away what I was going to write about. But I told myself I was being too quick to decide what I “feel strongly about”! Sid came home today and I asked him what he thought I should write about, and without batting an eyelid […]

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