Life is still beautiful: Taniya’s story

Taniya:   Trigger Warning: Contains details of sexual violence. “I was 9 when I met Maa…

From a Dalit child-bride to the owner of a multi-million dollar company

Kalpana Saroj :   “I was born in a Dalit family, in a village in Akola.…

Farida Begum: An Accidental Sanitation Entrepreneur

Mahiul Kadir: Farida Begum is unsure about her age. She thinks she is in the mid-40s,…

India’s first woman blade runner: Kiran Kanoji

Via Humans of Bombay: “My parents used to iron clothes for a living, and earned 2,000…

I am standing on my own feet and loving my work

WC Desk: *TRIGGER WARNING* “My love for dancing began when I was 2. My parents and…

You need to take that giant leap of faith

Nishrin Parikh: “I was born into a slightly conservative Muslim family. Even though we had to…

Rebuilding a life where nobody owns me

Via Humans of Bombay: “I was 16 when I was sold to a brothel by my…

Sonu Rani: First Graduate of Sweeper Colony

Translated by Shanjida Nahar Priya: “They do not know how many wonders on earth are waiting…

Accepting yourself is never easy, but it’s worth it

Natasha Noel: *TRIGGER WARNING* “My father had schizophrenia, which my mother knew about and still chose…

Real beauty comes from within

WC Desk: “I started losing my hair when I was about 13 years old. I was…

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