I was born in a small town in India. This is not the India of the metropolitan cities, of malls and multiplexes, of women driving cars even planes, women in high positions in the corporate world, of independent, empowered women.
It is the other India. Here apathy for women is the norm. It is this apathy and disregard, if not downright oppression sometimes, that gives a small town girl the magic wand of grit and gumption to survive in any big town.
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, “Oh crap, she’s up!”
The devil here is anyone who thinks women deserve less, women are objects, women can’t do it or women can be used and abused sexually, emotionally or physically for prejudiced one-upmanship.
This International Women’s Day, Barbie is honoring accomplished role models with their very own dolls.
From aviator Amelia Earhart to USA Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, Barbie created 17 realistic-looking dolls inspired by impactful women from all different backgrounds and occupational fields.
We are celebrating International Women’s Day and today women are at the forefront in almost all walks of life. Whether she is a homemaker, a social worker, an employee, a business partner or a self-established entrepreneur, women have proved their mettle everywhere.