April is going to be all about ‘Woman Power’!
I am very excited to be a part of the #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge. While I have been writing for a while, churning out 26 blog posts is going to be very challenging! But writing is what I am most passionate about. It’s where I lose and find myself. And that’s why I am going to put up posts on liberation for this liberating challenge! My theme for the #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge is
A-Z of Feminism
I have always hated being told what to do. I have abhorred and consciously avoid generalizations and the need to put people, particularly women in pigeon holes. (in case I do so unwittingly unwittingly in my posts, I would love my readers to point it out) I know that the men in my life are quite progressive and supportive. And yet, I have experienced the effects of cultural conditioning and sexism in my own life. Being a part of a women’s forum has spiked my interest in Feminism. My thoughts on the subject are evolving every day. I don’t know if all my thoughts are unique or obtuse. But I feel that even if my take on Feminism is as plain and obvious as ‘daal chaawal’, I still think that I should put my word out there. If my words can generate discussion or even debates, I believe there will be a ripple effect. In fact as I write these posts, I end up having conversations about Feminism with my husband and friends everyday which I wouldn’t have otherwise. And I enjoy speaking to men about Feminism. No I don’t enjoy seeing them squirm or get uncomfortable, but I always get a different and interesting perspective. I truly believe that we can change the world one conversation at a time.
As I write these posts with pure honesty and am quite invested in my POV. But I would like to put a rider I reserve the right to unashamedly change my opinions as I live and learn. It’s like this… if anyone had to write a post on Steve Smith a day before the ball tampering saga, he/ she would write glowing testimonials of his cricketing prowess. Today the story will be a tainted one.
So do tune in to read personal, insightful and well-researched topics on why we need to do all we can to do away with Gender Inequality.