What does life as a woman or girl look like in your country / city / town / village? Any issues / challenges / exciting milestones? Being a South Indian, I can say women are more educated and powerful socially, economically and politically in our part of the country. Balanced sex ratio results in giving equal importance to male and female children. Here, life of a girl is culture-oriented, focused on education, job and marriage. Women empowerment has so far improved things for women from all walks of life.

What would you like the world to know about YOU? What life experience, challenge or achievement do you want to share? Sometimes, it's hard to make a change in life. Moving out of your comfort zone to do what you really wanted to. I took a decision to walk alone the years of my post-grad as no one accepted me for who I am. This challenge of moving out of my comfort zone altered my entire life. I was put out without anyone. So, I can surely say any women who are simply stuck on to the 'crap- criticism, rejection, assholes and pressure of the world, should break it and move out to find their home.

What are you most passionate about and what are you doing with that passion? I adore writing and painting, through which I believe can inspire and ignite. I wanted to be a psychologist to assist everyone, especially younger girls who fall out in the middle of their life with confusion and chaos of the world.

How have the women and girls around you helped you to get to where you are today? My mother is my first woman 'ultimate problem-solver' who promotes me even if I fail. There are women, including lecturers who criticized, classmates who scorned and friends who rejected and disappointed me in different circumstances whom I believed to be the 'ultimate teachers' of my life. So, they made me who I am because they helped me face the life alone and take decisions for myself even though it's a challenge.

Describe yourself in one word: "I am... an enthusiastic learner and optimistic in personality.

Complete this sentence: "To be a girl or woman today, is to be..." a fighter, a survivor and a learner.

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