And here we are, the last part of one of my favourite series. For someone, who for the most part of her life, wished she was born as a boy, today, I am proud to be a woman.
It is sad though; sad that a lot of girls I met as a kid, even as a teenager, wished they were a boy too. And I am glad that sooner or later we accept. Accept that we are women, women who can be a boy (whatever that means!), and be so much more.
In our society, discrimination between girls and boys exists, and even the emergence of the line ‘why should boys have all the fun!’ says a lot. Parents claim of not being discriminatory at all, but it happens. It happens even with them not realising.
My parents are wonderful people and in a family where girls didn’t study much, they made sure I did. Even more than the boys. But from time to time they do come up with the infamous ‘ladkiya ye sab nahi karti!’ (Girls don’t do all this!). This is mostly because they are concerned but how I wish I could tell them that sometimes this ‘extra care’ makes it worse.
As a modern woman, me, you, we all need to realise this. It happened with us but we must make sure that our daughters, young girls we meet, women who still feel insecure, anyone, realise that them being born as a female cannot keep them from anything.
Let’s do this, shall we?
Today I wanted to depict a girl who never for once thought the boys could have all they could and she never let them. She was the boy. Tomboy, that’s the word.
She loved to challenge the boys and win each time. The one who shrugged when her mother asked her to ‘sit like a girl’. Photography is her passion and yes, she can handle all the heavy equipment it requires. She is the boy.
Brand in focus: Orunie by Vasundhara Sharma
I love lady entrepreneurs. They make me feel strong. Before I met Vasundhara, I thought she must be just another brand owner. She changed my mind with her strong concepts and reasoning! Her work, her creations, they’re all, a part of her. All the bags and art she sells is not just beautiful but extremely functional, keeping in mind the kind of lives we live today!
From the pretty designs, to the smallest little pocket, everything has been all thought of and that’s what makes all the difference!
Turtle neck: Thrifted
Cover-up: Sarojini Nagar
Socks: Happy Socks
Bag: Orunie Designs, find it here.
Photography credits: Einsjordan