You are one of the most important female in my life & hence I thought this women’s day let me pen down few things I would like you to remember always.Things which I have experienced in last 28 years of my life.
I was born during times when people used to feel sorry for giving birth to daughters.Time when son equals to celebration & daughter leads to tension. But me & your maa-si’s are lucky to have best parents in this universe.They never told us ‘you are a girl, so you should not do this, should not dress up like this,should not talk like that’ and I am grateful to them because they taught me to be “Me” and not a girl, they taught me to be an individual with her own identity & mind. Whether it was about choosing our career or soulmate ,religious ceremonies or parties ,salwar or jeans be it anything or everything we paved our own path & got utmost freedom from them.I am over the moon & proud to be their daughter.
Being your mum is the most amazing thing to ever happen to me.The joy of having you in our life also came with a responsibility for everything I want you to know about this world.
-My Love! Be proud of being a girl and a woman.Celebrate womanhood!There is nothing in this universe which can stop your soul to set fire just because you are a women.Talent & hard work is what matters not gender.
-You will come across bunch of male chauvinist & females holding flag of male chauvinism as well.But that shouldn’t stop you to be “YOURSELF”.You are in charge of your life & these external forces doesn’t matter.Had these mattered so much your mom would have resigned from her job the day she got married.
-Becoming a female protagonist doesn’t mean demeaning “men”.Don’t ever do gender based comparisons or competition because it’s our diversity & differences which make us great.Just like a man can be a chef ,a woman can be a lawyer.At the end it is talent & thought process is what matters not your gender.
-No! Crying is not bad.Its not a girl thing.There will be times when world feels upside down & heart looses its track & you will feel like shedding those precious tears.Please do.Cry all you want & that doesn’t make you weak.Its a mode of releasing toxins & negativity from your mind.
-Don’t be a mean girl ever.I have seen women are the greatest enemies of each other be it at workplace, school or home.Don’t ever get into “gossip-bitching” series because that will not lead you to anywhere.Always remember “empowered woman empower woman.”
-Girls are not only about Sugar,spice & everything nice.We can blame it all on all stereotypes gendered norms and expectations. From a very young age we are conditioned to become like this.Don’t be nice just to fuel ego of someone else, don’t apologize if you are not wrong, don’t sugar coat things ,don’t do things which doesn’t give you peace of mind.Refuse to let your confidence & dignity, to be labeled as “show off”.Go beyond all these stereotypes notions & beliefs.Instead “be kind” to yourself & others.
Always stand like a pillar for your dreams.Nothing in this universe should stop you from doing “Everything “you want to do in your life because you are born as a girl.In this journey called life may you meet woman who inspire you & empower you always!
I can only hope,that someday you will feel same for your Mumma & papa the way I feel for my parents.
This blog post is a part of #Womensdayblogparty
I’d like to thank Sonia for introducing me to the blog chain. You can read her posts here.I met some wonderful people in this blogging journey and with pleasure I would like to introduce one such friend Rakshatha and you can read her posts here.
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