Imagine Butterflies

(Written from the perspective of a child who has experienced abuse) I close my eyes and imagine butterflies  As you ravage my fragile frame My beautiful colors weep and seep out, splattered across the canvas   In the pull and push of your dirty desire. My tiny hands struggle and writhe  Trying to shake away the … More Imagine Butterflies

Child Abuse – Why is it happening and ways to prevent it

Kids are the most revered beings in this world. Parents struggle hard to ensure that their kid’s lead a cosy life. They take all the pain to see the smile in the kid’s face. They guide them from Day 1 of their arrival in this world. To some extent, they ensure that they are with … More Child Abuse – Why is it happening and ways to prevent it

The dismal state of shelter homes and child protection mechanisms in the country

There is something critical that we need to address, and it needs to happen right now. Hundreds of young children and adolescents in the country are experiencing unabated and brutal physical and sexual violence at the same shelters where they are supposed to receive care and protection. We need to amplify our voices and let … More The dismal state of shelter homes and child protection mechanisms in the country