I am more than what you see
Definitely more than what you seek
I am more than just a mother
Or the caretaker of my OCD stricken brother
I am more than a caring daughter
And more than a contributing partner
I am more than a puppet who you wish would fit in the mould
And I shall fight to not be Barbied, till I am grey and old!
If you say that I am an equal, then why is my career a hobby to you?
Do you even care what I do for a living, or it is a floppy to you, redundant
Would you celebrate me if I said I am a hard-working employee?
Or is it less than gaining the virtue of round roties?
Would you hold your head up high, if I said that I am a kind and driven boss
Or is it useless to you since I don’t change all my baby’ s nappies?
Ma, don’t put me back into what you have been put through
We can break the glass ceilings – for that I am with you.
By Priyanka Rawat
Priyanka Rawat has been working in the Development sector for the past 1 decade. She is eager to learn and engage with the issues affecting women of India eventually strengthening her capability to bring in substantial changes in the country. Priyanka is deeply passionate about creative expressions and often creates from her personal experiences be it art, or writing.