An epitome of strength : Reshma Qureshi
“Each time a woman stands for herself, she stands up for all women”.
– Maya Angelou
Being reshma, the extraordinary story of an acid attack survivor who took the world by storm is a book which deserves to be read multiple times because other than the inspirational side of this strong woman, this book will make you think about the lethargic and the irresponsible system of our nation.
So, let’s start with some basic questions.
Who is Reshma Qureshi?
“Reshma Qureshi”, is an anti-acid-sale activist, and the first acid attack survivor to walk the runway at the New York Fashion Week.
She grew up in the Chawls of Mumbai, India. And being from a lower middle class family she was living happily with her family when suddenly one day her whole life changed within a fraction of second.
Why she was attacked with the acid?
Reshma Qureshi was only seventeen years old when she was attacked by using acid on her face.
Infact, she was not the target, it was her elder sister who was the target but somehow those monsters attacked her ferociously without showing any mercy on her.
What we can learn from her story?
Lots of things can be learnt from her story.
The First and foremost is the braveness with which she overcame all the odds. This Brave Soul showed the extreme courage, perseverance and strength in her personality which deserves to be praised.
Secondly, Women are more stronger than men. The way she fought is laudable.
Although, lots of Women in India are being attacked every year by using acid. And that’s not a good sign for a nation who aspires to lead the world.
But we are lucky that people like Reshma Qureshi showed the world her story and the shallowness of our inhumane system where victim-blaming is a usual norm.
I will end with these lines :-
‘Few stories have the capability to move a person from head-to-toe, and the story mentioned in this awesome book is one of them’.
I hope you like this, Thanks for reading, Jai Hind.
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