Change isn’t easy. It leaves you feeling strangely excited but also a little bit confused, says Liz Deacle, whose family of four gave up their ‘settled’ lives and have been travelling around the world in the past year.
Atikaa Ahluwalia was educated, well-travelled and worked in fashion. She also had to face partner violence. Her credentials only made it harder for her agony to be taken seriously by the powers that be.
The #MeToo movement in India has shifted the blame and shame from victims to the sexual predators, and it’s about time. Here are five things we all – men, women, organizations and societies – can learn from this social-media outpouring.
When Kay and her husband first bought a run-down farmhouse in Spain, their friends thought they were mad. But over the years, as they decorated, renovated and expanded it, the process became symbolic of their marriage.
Jasho’s story is that of an ordinary, primary-school educated woman from a nondescript village, who became the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ for her ambitious, globe-trotting husband. Her daughter Anita Panda traces her mother’s journey.
Indian-American Shazia Imam went through what most women fear: She lost a baby and then her marriage collapsed. But her experiences only spurred her to help other women with their own transformative journeys.