I started this blog with only one thing in mind and that is to have a place which motivated women and young girls to live their lives the way they want too. Whether its is through a daily dose of inspiration through fashion or a lot of times through talking about harsh issues like sexual harrasement and other improtant topics. I receive emails on daily basis from young girls who wish they were able to project themseleves in a confident way and to them my blog helps by motivationg and inspiring them to live their life on their own rules.
To all those women today I want to say that just know that it is not easy but we have to stand for our rights and for what we believe in. To me confidence is not a constant it is something that needs constant work there will always be people who will try to bring you down and today I want to share a terrible example of that but before I go into details I want you to know that this has furthur fueled my fire and passion to talk about this issue. To help women understand that your body and what you choose to do with it; whether it is clothes or anything else is solely your descision.
This incident has hurt me a lot but I am not broken nor shattered because I am too strong for that. This is not the first time it has happened and probably not last either. it all started by me posting a picture on FB and within seconds the first comment popped up ‘R u muslim?’ usually I delete & block comments like this because I know that they only stir up drama and nothing else but lately I have tried to address this issue and was not shocked to being called that “this is why women like me get raped because we post nude pictures like this” If that was not enough I was told that I will lose my “virginity’ because of pictures like this. I am only bearing my shoulder and its still a nude picture to them. When a close relative came to defense she was also called names threatened to be raped and that somehow they found her college information and told her she better “watch out” I live in US but she lives in Pakistan. I know she will be just fine. She is an aspiring writer and a very strong young women and there are so many of them in Pakistan. I keep moving forward because it is my life and I want to set a great example for my daughter so she can pursue whatever she wants in life. I just wanted to share it with all of you to know that it is not easy but we should never ever let someone else’s hate change our way of life.
Women’s Rights News also took not of the story and published it on their site. As always thank you for reading the goal of the post is only to create awareness. I am originally from Pakistan and lived 17 years of my life there. It is a wonderful country with amazingly talented and beautiful people however women there and everywhere even in United States are not immune to harrasement and I hope after reading this they will know that there are so many others like them who face ignorance and still choose to live their life on their own terms.