AN OPEN-LETTER FROM A DAUGHTER TO HER PARENTS

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    Dear Mumma and Papa,

    I love you so much and I know that you both love me too. And that is why you are so worried about me. You are so worried about my safety, my career, my happiness and in short, my life. But there are some things that I want to say.

    I want you to think about the topics which I’m mentioning in this letter. So here are they.

    Maa papa, it’s okay if I wear whatever I want, it’s okay to wear clothes that don’t cover my body entirely,  it’s okay to wear clothes that show up my belly, it’s okay to wear clothes which don’t have sleeves in them, it’s okay to wear clothes that have boat necks, it’s okay to wear clothes that reveal my shoulders, it’s okay to wear clothes that reveal my thighs, it’s okay not to wear traditional clothes if I don’t want to. It’s okay if I wear all these things.

    You don’t need to worry about my clothes. I know you trust me and I know you are worried about me and you don’t want people to comment on me but maa papa, that is what people do. They’ll comment even if I wear something which covers my entire body. So, you need not worry about that. Instead, accept me as I am and what I wear, raise my brother in such a way that he looks at girls with respect, stand by me and fight with me against the evils of the society, and the most important thing – break the stereotypes with me.

    familydiscussionMaa papa, please don’t look down on my decision to stay unmarried as long as I want. I want to build up my career, I have to make myself independent, I have to make you people proud, I have to do so many things to live this life to the fullest. Please support me in this. I know you are worried about me and yeah I know people will talk behind our backs when they’ll get to know about my lifestyle but that’s what people do.

    They talk behind your back, they get jealous of your success and say ill of you. But when they need your help, they’ll be the ones to compliment you, they’ll be the ones to speak good of you. Because maa papa, that is what people do. So regardless of what the other people think, just believe in me and trust me, I’ll make you proud one day.

    Maa papa, it’s okay if my best friend is a boy. Trust me, he will stay more loyal and give you people more respect too. I know some guys are not good but so are some girls too. Every girl isn’t nice and every guy isn’t bad. Trust my decisions, I won’t let you down. I know you are worried about me but maa papa, every guy is not the same. Plus, there is no harm in being friends.

    Maa papa, it’s okay if I do a job. There’s nothing to worry about. I know you can take care of my needs and I know that my would be will also take care of my needs but I want to be independent and that is why I want to do a job and gain experience. Trust me maa papa, I will make you proud. I won’t let you down.

    So maa papa, your support is all I want in all the major decisions of my life. Help me to keep swimming until I reach the shore.

    With love

    Your daughter

     

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