I am an Indian, but I have a dream
The Indian flag is flown at half mast in honour of the International Day of the Girl, and it’s an occasion for all of us, including our mothers, sisters and grandmothers.
We’re not supposed to wear our national symbols, but the flag is not a sign of oppression, it’s a symbol of hope.
This week, India celebrated International Day to be proud of our women.
But we’re also celebrating International Day for our daughters, to be brave and courageous in our own country, and to celebrate the beauty and strength of our sisters.
I’m an Indian.
I have two sisters, and they all live here.
My sister Alina is a lawyer, and I am a school teacher.
We all have the same dream.
I want to be a proud Indian woman, and for my sisters to be able to follow in my footsteps.
I also want to celebrate my Indian heritage and heritage of being a good person, and respect my Indian culture and language.
The other sister is an actress.
I like her.
She’s a good friend.
I don’t mind being called a girl, and being called an Indian woman.
I can do what I want, and do it as a girl.
I hope the day comes when I can make her proud as a good Indian woman as well.
That’s my dream.
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