The Truth About Arranged Marriages

As a girl born and raised in India, the act of falling in love and the practice of it was made out to be foreign; a ritual exclusive to distant lands. Romantic love remained unfamiliar in my life, though common in the lives of others. I did not seek romantic love nor did it seek … Continue reading The Truth About Arranged Marriages

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I have My Period, There, I Said It

When I attained puberty at age thirteen, I was isolated to a room for eleven days. Other parts of the house were off limits and I was to eat only from a silver plate. To increase my blood flow, I was given a sesame filled sweet. The coming of age tradition has good components. A … Continue reading I have My Period, There, I Said It