Growing up as a ‘teenage girl’ in India is no less than a challenge. While people consider women as the more powerful and tolerant. Laughably, in our country, women are considered as completely opposite. Weak and feeble are the only adjectives that actually come our way. Oh no! Not only that! We also, very fortunately, are expected to compromise on our wishes and appreciate the titles we have been apparently awarded.
Who hears a young, determined woman in this country? Nobody. Evidently, women can never be right enough to defend themselves in the country.
Imagine what would happen to a place if the leaders who influence the public committed such heinous crimes themselves! Yes! That is exactly what the position of our world is right now.
The seemingly pragmatic leaders today are in serious need of doing something that changes the way people think. I even know what half of the people will say about a teenage girl speaking out on issues like these. They wont accept it at all. After all, there are so many sensible, down-to-earth leaders present to do that. One message I would like to forward to people who have this kind of a thinking is that ‘I am not speaking for patriotism. I’m only speaking out for humanity. Humanity that has apparently disappeared in our world and humanity that is needed more than ever now.
I am a sixteen year old student and I reside in Delhi, India. I have published an online (kindle) edition of my poetry compilation which will soon appear in print and is being published by Sanbun publishers. I also run an online blog titled INDITE.