Shuchi Bhatnagar is content writer and has written more than 5000 articles for various websites. In this interview, we talked Shuchi Bhatnagar on women empowerment and her stories. Here’s what she has to say.
Do you idolise any woman?
Shuchi: Yes, my mother! She is the most inspiring woman I know; in fact, she’s my magician.
Do you feel it’s difficult for woman to keep our culture alive in modern era?
Shuchi: No, not at all! You just need to respect good values while accepting changes as well as changing yourself with time, as change is the law of nature and nothing is permanent in this world. We can only survive if we firmly stick to our roots but it doesn’t mean that we don’t bring changes in our personality with the altering society! However, turning yourself entirely into a new leaf will not be ‘YOU’.
One thing that you want to change about womanism?
Shuchi: In many parts of the world, women are still considered a weaker gender and are expected to take permission for a number of things which men can do without asking anyone. A change is definitely required but not about womanism but in the mindset of people who differentiate between a man and a woman and underestimate woman power. I really don’t need to mention that women can do even those things which men are unable to do; for instance, no matter how hard they try, they can never give birth to a baby without becoming a woman (through medical process).
What is your message for the youth (women)?
Shuchi: My message for the women of today is ‘don’t try to imitate anyone, coz you are the most unique and distinctive personality on this Earth and there can be no one like ‘YOU’, so believe in yourself, have self-confidence to win the world and touch the sky; the world will be yours! JUST BE ‘YOU’!
Please share one such story which you think has brought changes in your life.
Shuchi: Like every girl, I too had few problems in adjusting after my marriage. It’s not like anyone was wrong, it’s just that I and my in-laws needed time to accept each other. Every person hails from a different background and adjusting in an entirely new atmosphere, while accepting the shortcomings and weaknesses, bearing the temperament, putting up with unpleasant circumstances, developing new habits and quitting few old ones don’t seem to be easy at the first sight; however, with a positive attitude and strong will to change yourself as well as others, nothing was impossible! Today, my in-laws consider me as their daughter and not daughter-in-law and vice-versa! There’s a solution to every problem; we just need a little patience and optimistic approach.