This poem is part of the series on the Global Exploitation of Women.
This post is an ode to the strong, fierce women who are survivors of acid attacks. They go through immense physical and emotional pain but still manage to rise from the ashes like a phoenix.
” He has changed my face, not my heart. He has burned my face , not my dreams”–Laxmi Agarwal, acid attack survivor
She is fierce, brave
Braving the world
Facing the wrath
atoning sins of her ancestors
Living a misogynistic truth
Pushing through the hurdles of the society
blending in the traditions
Standing tall in the face of the lies
She is ignoring all the scars
on her face, on her soul
every pore of her body emanates her glow
She is strong enough for every slap now
She can smile through her pain now
You can drag her through the mud and slick
You can scrape her knees and make her bleed
You can make her scream till she chokes
But you can’t make her hide
the face which glows.
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