If you all can, do take out time to watch this poem video that I penned. ‘Kyunki main nahi janti thi,’ (because I didn’t know) this poem is close to my heart as it talks about a systemic subconscious repression that women in conservative societies go through. Interestingly often the one who represses and the repressed do not even realise.
Growing up I was also made to ‘believe’ I couldn’t do certain things. It wasn’t out of ill-intent but perhaps the way the patriarchal society has been shaped.
As times changed, I realised that so many of strengths were neither recognised nor encouraged. It is this societal upbringing that I question - both through my art and now also through my poetry.
I’ll be glad if you listen. Thank you for stopping by