I know the first thing you generally notice when I wear such clothes are my legs. I am not trying to grab your attention. I am not trying to defy expectations of a good girl. I love this dress. Infact, my mum got me this as a gift for my 23rd Birthday. Thats right. I am an adult who can make my decisions. I know how difficult it is for you to accept that. Please stop giving me suggestions on how I am shaming my family. Please stop correlating my dressing choices and my lifestyle. Like, if I dress a certain way I am definitely drinking and staying up late night and doing things I shouldn’t do.
I understand that you are uncomfortable with the fact that this generation gets the opportunity to be who they are. But you forget that it was your hard-work and patience that got us here. You wanted us to have a better life. And you fought for the “acche din.” This is the better life. So why do you regret giving it to us? Why are you suddenly afraid of the good life? Your fear is raising a generation of disoriented children who are either too angry or too docile. You got us till here, why don’t you trust we can take it from here?
You are all anonymous. But together you are one voice, please don’t forget that. There’s no reason for a girl to feel ashamed of what she wears. Shaming is a culture born out of insecurity and (feelings of) lack of control. Shaming is a result of powerlessness and quick judgement. It is the easiest way out for a person who lacks the ability to accept differences and respect them. Please don’t choose the easy way out. Get to know us. We promise you you will be surprised. We will keep fighting the good fight, and we believe soon you will all join us. We need you more than you think we do.
Keeping it simple. I am wearing:
An A-line Soft Swallowtail Black Printed Dress
A Bronze colored choker
And Squared Bronze Earrings