Category Archive: BloggersSpeak

The fairground of lost childhood

Multi colored soapy bubbles floating Carrying pink cotton candy dreams Lights of carousels, cable cars and giant roller coasters They float along, bursting to laughter and happy shrieks Childhood dreams being realized on… Continue reading

Silent no more… My story of childhood sexual abuse – A Survivor’s Story

Well, I can’t tell you things chronologically. Some of it is fuzzy while other portions are quite clear. I hope I don’t get too graphic for any of you, but I just want… Continue reading

Tujh Se Naraaz Nahi Zindagi… – By Aneela

I had planned that I would for this post..out of respect to the theme..drop the “reference to song” link. I think I picked up this whole, respect-music-frivolous songs-serious moments tamasha while listening to… Continue reading

“Indicators of Child Sexual Abuse” by Rashi.

Child sexual abuse is extremely difficult to detect mainly because of the secrecy that surrounds it.  Children are often threatened or coerced by perpetrators into remaining silent and are frightened of the consequences… Continue reading

A Daughter’s Letter to Her Parents – A Survivor’s Story

Dad,  you’re no more  but I have Memories of you. Memories that I will take with me to the grave. I know that Peter would be alive today but for you. It wasn’t… Continue reading

Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse in India: Are we ready for it? – By Uma Subramanian

“I asked my students in Grade IV to write an essay on ‘What is that one thing which scares you the most?’. A student wrote about her father’s best friend. She wrote that… Continue reading

Being Five Years Old – Zen Mornings

Wanting a bus snack for the school bus ride home, ‘And it shouldn’t be Marie biscuits.’ Wanting to read ‘one hundred and ninety-nine bedtime books.’ Needing a stool to stand on while brushing… Continue reading

Every Child Deserves a Beautiful Childhood, Nothing Less. – By Soulspeakingloud

Few years before I was born, my parents initially planned on having only one child, irrespective of the gender, in those times when most Indian families were very gender biased and sought only for… Continue reading

CHUP, BAD GIRL – By Writerzblock

(An attempt to tell a story in Haiku form) ****** ‘Bad uncle…’ the child whispers uneasily. Mother glances at Neighbour… kind and respectable. She nudges her irritably, ‘Chup*… Bad girl!‘ ****** (Innumerable cases of child… Continue reading

“I am sorry” says a mother – Harish Iyer

A month ago, had met a single mother of an adult boy who was sexually abused by a close female relative as a child. The mother was being overtly sympathetic towards the abuser… Continue reading