Lately, the news has been flooded with stories about violence against women. From domestic violence incidents to “honor killings,” it is evident that the struggle for women’s rights is not over. With each new story, my heart breaks a little more. Like Pac said, it’s “time to heal our women, be real to our women.” Which is why I was so thankful to find a story about women reclaiming their lives, refusing to allow their attackers to force them into hiding. Photographer Rahul Saharan of India recently shot a series of fashion portraits of women who had been disfigured from acid attacks. In India, acid attack victims are often shunned by their communities and forced into hiding. These women are breaking the mold. One of the models, Rupa, was attacked by her own stepmother, and refused to look at herself in the mirror for three years. She recently found the courage to pursue her dream of being a fashion designer, and even designed the garments worn in the groundbreaking photo shoot. This story is a great reminder of the power we have within us, and the importance of not ignoring injustice, but looking it dead in the eye. Ladies, your bravery is beyond beautiful.
For more information, visit StopAcidAttacks.org or cnn.com.
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