I’m re-blogging this poem in the light of recent events. The Hathras Gang Rape Case has left all of us horrified, disgusted. But first of all, we really need to erase this stupid mentality where we blame the victim for being raped. “Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.” Freda […]Read More Why?
every unseen dream, is but a fleeting memory every unspoken word, is but a caged bird every unshed tear, is but a hidden fear. but now my heart yearns, to dream beyond reality my heart yearns, to speak aloud bravely my heart yearns, to cry not just in fantasy. so today let me realize those […]Read More “Forbidden”
Forget it, they said.Let it pass, they said. But they didn’t feelThe pain she didA burn on the cheek.They didn’t feelThe shock she didHer heart pierced by steel. It happens to everyone, they said.Women need to tolerate, they said. But she didn’t listenShe was her own warriorWith a resolve that glistened.But she didn’t succumbShe fought […]Read More Just a Slap
We often hear people telling a girl who guffaws loudly, “Shhh! Is that how girls laugh? Act like a girl!“. And to a boy who doesn’t shy away from crying, ” Is this how strong boys behave? Act like a boy!“. People say that gender equality is talk of the past. There is no practical […]Read More Feminism Is Important!
Look into my eyes, and search for the truth, Do I just want to be pretty and good? It is much more than that if you actually see, I want to be a girl who is just like me. I don’t care about my shapes nor my looks, Only for a mind full of books. […]Read More I Want To Be A Girl Who Is Just Like Me
Why? Why was I always blamed? Why was I always put to shame? He tore my clothes, not me, still- Why was I looked upon with disdain? Why were my clothes criticized, tell me? Why were my emotions sacrificed, tell me? I am always questioned, why? Why were my pains set aside, tell me? There’s […]Read More Why?
She sat there expressionless, Too tired to fight more. And the darkness engulfed her, Only to leave behind her ghost. “It’s a girl, we have to abort.” The reason would change soon. Instead of being a burden, It would be the fear of being raped soon. There’s no use in locking her up, Keeping her […]Read More Empowering Women
Recently, I came across a video, a Ted Talk, by an acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. I was horrified, shocked and touched as Laxmi told her story. I came to realise that this world which we live in is truly a very, very dark and horrendous place. https://youtu.be/7Fq0YvfluN4 This video is heart wrenching but inspiring […]Read More The Acid In Our Minds
Her aching heart said more than words could ever,Her eyes conveyed something that tears could never.Betrayal hurt but torture was the last straw,That dagger was sharper than a beast’s claw.What was her sin? To love, really?She felt alive, but only so nearly.Gave her entire heart and got,Something close to a living death draught.The sweet smell […]Read More So Lost…
You are impure; untouchable. You will taint our life with your sinful blood! Sadly, many girls in this world grow up listening to these dreadful comments. But why? A question that keeps creeping into my mind, my heart, time and again. A question that refuses to be answered at all. Some people just don’t seem […]Read More Periods Matter. Period