Start loving your flaws and wait for the world to fall in love with you - Sonia Rathore

A woman’s life is not an easy path!

Since time immemorial, women have been burdened with responsibilities and duties. As a result, many women seem to lose their voice and independence. I am a woman too and I know the plights which females have to go through!

That is when I decided to let out my story about my journey and the quest of gaining my identity rather than just gaining a title after marriage.

I was born in an orthodox family in Rajasthan where women were not allowed to make their own decisions, whether it was a dress or a hobby, everything was chosen by her husband and in-laws. My mother who is my biggest support, refused to let me be pinned up to the old customs, traditions and motivated me to fight for my own rights.

I studied in eastern India, moved on to Mumbai, and later on Bangalore for my higher studies. The biggest challenge I started facing when I was around 13 years old. I faced a lot of discrimination because of my outspoken nature. My peers complained about me stating that I was too talkative and women were not supposed to raise their voices. 

At the age of 17, I decided to quit my comfort zone and build my identity. I was lucky due to the scholarship I received and that is how I managed to pursue my graduation. My field of study was based on medico-legal cases and let me tell you, being a girl it was not an easy task to deal with criminals during my training period because it is a male dominated world. With great difficulty, I managed to pursue my graduation and post-graduation.

I never choose to depend on my parents, so I started working at the age of 21 years. Being in the healthcare sector, I was very unaware of the harsh realities of people. My last two jobs were complete failures due to my managers. I faced a lot of harassment both mentally and verbally because I rejected to yield to their wishes. 

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