Being ambitious is constantly something worth being thankful for.
Except when you’re a woman!
In our current reality where sex-oriented jobs are constantly in transition and in one that increasingly understands gender and biological sex as two unmistakable domains, I often find myself pondering about the idea of womanhood. What does it take to be a lady? We no longer comprehend what it means to be a woman through a set of physical attributes or character characteristics, nor fixed cultural jobs. But if being a woman is not determined by these dimensions, some other component that is shared by all ladies?
Growing up, while we’re instructed to concentrate on scholastic, get into a decent school and in the long run, make our example at work, somehow, when women grow up, the rules automatically change. Instead of focusing on work, they’re relied upon to get hitched and center on running their home. Although men are urged to follow their fantasies and pursue achievement!
As a general public, we’re all blameworthy of victimizing ladies who’ve decided to trudge it out busy working. From calling them ‘childish’ for following their fantasies to offering misogynist comments each time they get advancement, we’ve ensured that breaking the glass stays a far off dream. However, women have ladies have over and over proved regardless of how extreme the excursion, they’re fit for arriving at their goal. Yet, the way to progress for ladies stays one with a lot of pointless barriers.
Thankfully, not all ladies decide to surrender to society’s weight and let go of what they had always wanted. But even for those women, life isn’t all smooth and straightforward!
Such is the story of Ms. Ajit Satnam Kaur, where a lady demonstrates her self-esteem against the cultural standards. Ms. Satnam Kaur is a successful Punjabi writer based out of London. She is basically from India, born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh (a state in India). Her pen name consists of two parts – Ajit and Satnam Kaur, where Ajit is her father’s name. Ms. Satnam expresses her gratitude to her father for educating her so well, by using his name before hers. This broke the wheel of the stereotype outlook that no one but sons could carry their father’s name.
During her childhood, there were no Punjabi schools in Agra and very few Gurdwara which taught Punjabi. She learned Punjabi during summer vacations when her mom took her to Punjab. She wrote her first Hindi poem in class eighth. Ms.Satnam says that whatever she learned back in her childhood has helped her to achieve her dreams and make her what she is presently. She got married in Punjab and moved to London. There she realized that in the middle of the developing culture of English. Somewhere the Indians have overlooked the values and importance of their mother tongue. Then she thought to promote her mother tongue and took help from an organization.
Journey of Change Maker
After working 15 hours a day, she used to write, even at night. She started writing poems in Hindi and afterward in Punjabi. She started a campaign named “विदेशा विच रुल दी माँ-बोली” to promote love for mother-tongues in literary events. Under the direction of Mr. Shivcharan Jaggi Kussa, She began writing Punjabi stories, Articles, Film reviews and Poems which are published in 11 newspapers of 9 nations. Seebo and Kudattan are two Punjabi movies whose storyline has been derived from her poems. She likewise has her own production house named ASK MOTION PICTURES. From writing poems to short stories and then to movies-reviews and film-scripts, she has covered every aspect of women’s struggle as her subjects.
What we can learn from Ms.Satnam’s story is, wherever we are, whatever may be the differences, we should let nothing prevent us from accomplishing our dreams and follow our passion. Ms.Satnam has consistently believed that Art is a God’s gift, and we should never let that art die inside. Do what you love, follow your heart, you never know you could be like Ms. Satnam and inspire several others.
Perhaps our lived experience as women is what in the end defines womanhood. This seems in line with the goals of feminism. To improve our lives and the lives of others by freeing ourselves and each other from sexism. We continue to face new challenges and push new boundaries in the world of gender equality. All the while our ideas of womanhood are flowing previously thoughtless -of directions. Whether they’re leading a battle against climate change or standing up to their communities, it’s our responsibility to build a world where women have the freedom to be exactly the people they want to be – and for others to perceive, support, and praise their decisions. Only freedom can help a woman become the type of leader they want, and express themselves in a manner that feels most genuine to them.
This inspiring story is of a family member. She inspired me to this extent that after looking at her, this thought stroked me that she struggled so hard to chase her dreams then why shouldn’t I let go of mine. I pursued MCA and because of responsibility I had to leave my job and become a home maker. I learnt from Ms. Satnam Kaur that being at home doesn’t mean you’ve to let go of your passion. So I followed my dreams and today I’m a successful blogger.
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