What does life as a woman or girl look like in your country/city/town/village? Any issues/challenges?
Being a woman in my part of the world, is like hiding that you bleed. Hiding that you have male friends. Hiding that you possess a pair of breasts. Hiding your skin (every inch of it.) Hiding all of your relationships. Hiding your love. Hiding the fact that you've been raped. Hiding your emotions. Hiding your tears... Hiding your tears. Hiding your anguish. Hiding your existence as an individual.
Here (in India), it's like being someone's something - Father's daughter. Husband's wife. Brother's sister. No, you're not you. You're someone's something over here.
What would you like the world to know about you? What life experience, challenge or achievement do you want to share?
The moment I step out over the house, I'm catcalled. I'm stared at. I'm being viewed as a piece of flesh. I am asked by my parents to tie a cloth over my face before going out. They say that the sun exposure is too bad for me and my skin. I know. It's because no one wants a raped daughter at their homes...
Complete this sentence: "To be a girl or woman today, is to be..."
To be a girl or woman today, is to be treated differently in every part of the world. To be respected in one side, but to be suppressed on the other. To be an individual on one side, but to be a forever unacknowledged existence on the other. It's all about the mentality babe. Not about being a lady.