Mother’s Day 2020
I remember the sheltered life you had led till Baba was alive but your real grit came forward when you had to live alone after Baba.
When pados wali aunties were busy taunting me with “Ladki haath se nikal jayegi”, my mom taught me to set my own limits, and not to restrict myself by societal norms.
Rosie time and again she reminds her son not to invest in adults’ war and politics.
In writing this I redeem myself a bit, by acknowledging your tremendous sacrifice, in giving me life.
Yes, you could’ve done more but it is not your fault that you were never taught to raise voice against harassment.
An interview of successive generations of Australian mothers to find out what combination of care and paid work they chose, and why.
The gutsy mother speaks to SheThePeople.TV about being a working woman with a disability, her inter-caste marriage, being a cross-disability couple, bringing up two daughters independently without much family support and how things are for immune-compromised people under the current pandemic.
I write because I need to express this. This restlessness, hunger, ambition, joy, grief, sustenance, existential angst I’m feeling.
In her quiet, sincere way, she managed to win hearts and stitch us all together into an unbreakable knot.