Welcome to the section for the women breaking barriers, cycles and letting go of the burden stifling our voices, our lives & our freedom.
Brown Girl Guilt is this sort of deep-rooted feeling of guilt, intertwined with shame, in a constant battle with almost every single decision we will ever make. In every way, it weighs us down and demonises us for wanting to escape the mould of being the ‘Perfect Daughter’, the one that gives our parents bragging rights, the one that obeys them, wears a dupatta and makes cha for every guest, the one that will be a dutiful and acquiescent wife + daughter-in-law. This guilt, this burden of carrying too much, of wanting to push boundaries but feeling like it was some kind of sin, manifests in our daily lives and we have to continually tell ourselves that it’s okay to want something more, it’s okay to step out of this box of what our families demand of us, it’s okay to disappoint them, it’s okay to hate this culture, it’s okay to take care of ourselves.
It’s okay to feel everything.