Ever wondered how it feels to be featured in newspapers? If not, read my journey from being a commoner to waking up and finding my pictures splashed in newspapers.
My name is Sneha Narayanan. Heard of it? No? Exactly. That’s because nobody apart from my family and few friends know that I exist. Because I am a common man.. oops woman.
I am a 29 year old woman , single and happily unmarried. My father is an army officer and my mother, a teacher. I come from an upper middle class background and have a little brother, who is 8 years younger to me. I was working at IBM India at Noida and left my job when I had to move to Hyderabad. That’s when I had decided, to not pick up a new job. Instead I wanted to work for women rights and what could be a better way than starting a blog. Blogs are an effective medium to share thoughts and I wanted to change the regressive thinking, which is ingrained in our society.
I remember an incident in school, when my friend’s mother was called regarding the girl’s skirt’s length and the teacher tried justifying her irrational demand of making the kid wear long skirt by stating she wanted to protect her from ” unwanted male attention”! Basically, instead of teaching boys to not objectify girls, my friend was shamed and taught to cover herself to prevent attention. I mean, why is a girl responsible for the action of some creep who decides to ogle at her?
Anyways, now you got an idea why I started my blog ? I decided that, working in IBM or any other corporate sector is not my cup of tea. I will do what I am good at, and that is write. I like to pen articles that are women centric and affect the younger generation. I have always been an introvert. As a result, very early in life, I had resorted to writing a diary to express myself.
So, basically nine months ago I had started a blog called Sneha’s Expression , which eventually got nominated for Best Personal development award, and subsequently even won !! Imagine my shock !
But nothing prepared me to see myself in newspaper. Imagine the shock that I got when I woke up to see my photos sprawled on newspaper. Yes definitely the newspaper editor had called me a day back, but I thought it was a prank call though I did answer her questions.
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