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Tagged with: Adolescence

“Tall Girls Would Slouch To Fit In”
In focus
By Himel Sarkar // August 31, 2017
When we’re born, we’re a blank slate. Then we get written on, like a computer program. Our insecurities and biases are hard coded into our CPU. [...]
An Unanswered Question: Life Mein Kya Chaiyye?
In focus
By Richa Singh // August 5, 2017
Education is a human right. This has been recognised by various conventions across the world. The Right to Education Act in our country also stems [...]
Why Couldn’t We Stop Watching It?
The Breakthrough Voice
By Himel Sarkar // May 9, 2017
“13 Reasons Why” is a ball of despair. It is about a teenager lying in a fetal position because no one can really see her. The stories are the [...]
Being girls, are we ever allowed to take charge of our lives?
#BeMyStrength
By Shweta Singh // October 28, 2016
I was born & brought up in Delhi by my parents who hail from small towns in UP. It has been quite a journey since the time I was a teenager and [...]
Why Do We Need To Focus On Adolescent Empowerment?
#BeMyStrength
By Rajshri Sen // October 25, 2016
As I reflect on my life, as a woman and a mother, I feel fortunate— fortunate to have had a supportive environment while growing up, the freedom to [...]
Adolescence: A Flashback
#BeMyStrength
By Shreya Iyengar // October 20, 2016
Most people cringe when they think of their teenage years. It is a particularly harrowing phase for many, in one way or the other. There are so many [...]
My Father (And Patriarchy) Almost Ruined My Career
#StandWithMe
By Aditi Thirani // October 17, 2016
The piece is a part of a collaboration between Breakthrough India and Youth Ki Awaaz for the #StandWithMe campaign. Join us as we seek to get [...]
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