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5 Stereotypes Every Small-Town Girl Can Relate To

Do You Speak English? Are You Allowed To Wear That? Are You Allowed To Do That? So, When Are You Getting Married? She Clearly Slept Her Way to the Top India, with all its glorious diversity, has some prominent industrial hubs where all dreams come true (or shall we say that it’s been believed so). Big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad have raised a different species of young women. While girls that come from comparatively underdeveloped, developing, or …

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Women Smashing Societal Stigma: The Story of Sindhu and the Power of Words

Sindhu’s Writing Journey Taking the Next Step Smashing the Industrial Patriarchy Women’s Issue to Focus On What Was the Start of Your Journey as a Writer Like? What Kind of Subjects and Pieces Did You Write Initially? Before I was a writer, I was an ardent reader. I always loved to read – almost anything, and I think that led me to writing. By the time I was twelve, I knew I wanted to be a writer. At the beginning, I …

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Insecurities Are Your Best Beauty Mark

"Beauty" 101 Failure to Launch Heartaches & Heartbreaks Red Flag Environment Remember that girl from white chicks who is so insecure about her body even though she looks like someone who has 10% of body fat? As I was watching that scene back at home while eating popcorn, I had to look at my own belly. If that is fat for her, then what am I? Picture Credit : White Chicks (2004) Film Insecurities—ergo a low self-esteem—affect beliefs, values, relationships, …

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I’m Twenty, I’m Single, That’s Okay

No Boyfriend Since Birth Reality Check I Am Enough for Myself I was fooled into thinking that I was a loser because I was never in a relationship while in high school. Of course, no one was force-feeding me these thoughts. It’s really no one’s fault but my own. My favorite film of all time is ten things I hate about you. It’s about a high school nerd who, in order to date the girl of his dreams, pays the …

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How to Deal With Sexism and Smash the Patriarchy at Home

Patriarchal Prejudice 4 Ways to Deal With Sexism At Home The Patriarchy Hurts Everyone Patriarchal Prejudice  Casual dinner conversations in my family have been known to take unexpected turns. In one such conversation, I commented on how I would never stay with a man who hit me, even if it happens only once. “Even if you’re wrong?” an older male relative asked, genuinely shocked. “Am I a child?” I retorted. The rest of the family tried to hide their dissent—some …

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Kindness and Communication: Kunika Rathore’s Strategy for Success

Childhood Experiences Journey from Social Media to Finding Unknowns Overcoming Barriers Advice to Youth What was your childhood like? And how did it shape your journey as a person you have become today? I have always been a decision-maker, even as a kid. At that time it was about what I wanted to study, where I wanted to study or what I liked to wear, who I wanted to be friends with. I have always been a person who does …

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Eclectic Pathways: Urmi Chanda’s Journey from Journalism to Peacebuilding

Urmi's Journey in Journalism Becoming a Culturalist Finding a Balance Message of Peace Kindly Share a Little About Yourself and Your Passions. I’m primarily a writer-researcher and have been straddling the worlds of journalism and academics for over a decade. As a culture writer, I have been deeply committed to the arts and literature, and keep finding a way to engage with them. However, as a lifelong learner and seeker, I keep myself open to different kinds of work and …

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Meet Sana Afouaiz: Creating a Better Tomorrow Through Uplifting Women

The Early Journey Founding "Womenpreneur" Mindsets Regarding Women Seeking Inspiration Sana Afouaiz, the Founder and Director of the Womenpreneur Initiative, talks about her journey as an advocate for women across the globe. My feminist journey started in Morocco, where I was born and raised. I grew up in a very conservative environment where social injustices against women are the norm. As a young child, I knew it was wrong and was triggered by all the discrimination happening around me.  I …

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Tivania Moodley: The Fiery Woman Behind “Girl on Fire”

About the title Favorite Quote The Message Experience at the SOAR Institute Stigma Around Mental Health One Thing You’d Do Differently How Did It Feel? Your Biggest Inspiration Shattering Society’s Stereotypical Expectations Girl Power Talk Interviews Tivania Moodley, the author of 'Girl on Fire'. 1. Your book tells the tale of all the hardships you have faced in life. What made you choose the title "Girl on Fire" for it? Tivania Moodley: The Greek mythology of a Phoenix rising from …

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