The Quiet Feminist
This showcase portrays a series of women who represent the quiet spirit of feminism through my lens.
Feminism, to me, is ultimately about a woman’s right to choose what she wishes to do (whatever that may be) with her body, her mind, and her life.
She is a woman, who – like my mother (portrayed) – willingly makes the decision to step down from her role as the breadwinner of the family and dedicate her life to being the best mother that she can… because that had always been her dream job.
She is a woman who keeps the hope of a happy marriage alive, where her voice is heard, and her partner treats her with respect and dignity.
She is a woman who does not subscribe to society’s outdated expectations of the traditional South Asian bride and works quietly to break free of its shackles.
She is a woman who believes that she can move mountains and overcome any obstacle thrown at her to achieve her wildest dreams. She will never take 'no' for an answer.
She is a woman who has fallen a hundred times and has gotten back up each time, stronger and more empowered than before.
She is free to choose what she does (whatever that may be) with her body, her mind, and her life.