We often hear about the imposition of patriarchal and orthodox boundaries on women and how they are subjected to stereotypical biases based on cultural and religious beliefs. Challenging these stereotypes and breaking these barriers, here’s a story of a woman whose indomitable attitude has gained her social clout not only within her family but also the society.
Anita Tiwari, a 35-year-old lady, living in a small tenement in the suburbs of Mumbai manages to challenges the myths and misconceptions of physical disability. In May 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic had turned the world upside down, causing widespread concern and fear, Anita developed complaints of lower limb weakness which further made her unable to walk or even get out of the bed.
Anita’s spirit and rigor decision-making ability made her win two critical battles. Her endurance gave her the courage to fight against all the social stigma and be back on her feet. Anita’s story inspires us and makes us believe that sometimes things fall apart so better things can fall together.