WOTW

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Woman of the week

Tegmeet Sarao

I grew up in a society where getting settled meant getting married to a man who would make all my dreams come true. I broke gender stereotypes by making my dreams come true before getting married. I am the first person in my family to have a Masters Degree. I wrote and published a book at the age of 26. I started a non-for-profit organization that focuses on educating underprivileged children in India. And yes, I got married at the age of 31 to an amazing man. Besides being a full-time mother to my little laadli, I am a Director of a daycare, a teacher, a dance instructor, a TV show host.

I am passionate about writing in my mother tongue Punjabi and currently working on a venture to promote our culture and heritage. When I was younger, breaking these barriers wasn’t so easy because our society always emphasizes on “lok ki kehengey” (what will people say). I broke all these barriers by working towards my dreams and turning them into my reality.

Feminism for me means strength and freedom to follow your dreams. Everyone regardless of their gender should be given the opportunity to fight, to struggle, to conquer what they believe in.

Every future leader should become the voice of people around them. They should be able to feel the pain and suffering felt by others. They should come out with hope, courage and strong belief to make a difference not only for an individual but for the society as a whole

shishey ch apna aks dekhan tan apna naam hasil kara, par faila deva tan aasman hasil kara, khwab vich hi sahi par usda paigam hasil kara, apney aap nu labh lavan te nava mukaam hasil kara

~Teg

 

 

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