heenatablaI can oscillate between rage and helplessness about sexism and about (what often feels like) lip service paid to equality. Alongside the current realities of being a woman are the patriarchial notions about the role and desired attributes of a woman that run deep in Indian culture. Combined they sometimes make me wonder - did I get a short straw by virtue of not being born a man?
These fleeting thoughts are quickly admonished by the recognition that without Shri (feminine form of the Divine) this world would not be. As much as men and patriarchy like to exert their perceived superiority, without Shakti (a name for the Goddess, also meaning strength), there would be no he.
In each being lies the possibilities and potential of the universe. In each woman lies a miniscule form of She. So I remind myself of the power that lies within me by wearing it (Shakti in Hindi) around my neck.
PS. You can't see my favourite part - the trishul (three headed weapon) on the back of this necklace by @parvativilla. I also have the one that says Devi, but tend to wear Shakti. My choice and the nuances of these words are for another day.
#shakti #powerofshe #StriShakti #femininepower #wordsmanifestaction #whenthoughtsbecomewords #girlpower #equality #beingawoman
- heenatablaFun fact: I've been asked at airport security in India if my name is Shakti. :)
- weirdwitchesTake a scroll through our page, you'll love it #womenempowerment ✊🏽❤
- neenz000So pretty!
- heenatabla@weirdwitches 🖒 @neenz000 thanks!
- ppatel1981Beautiful pic
- heenatabla@ppatel1981 thanks Payal!
- parvativilla@heenatabla this happens to me all the time 🙈 Even in elevators! Couldn't have said it better 🙏🏽
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