Dreams deferred, not destroyed

November 17, 2019 09:02 am

Like any 20 something, I have my share of occasional disappointments at work, and personal silly life checklists I have not ticked off yet. And in some professional low moments of aspirations unfulfilled despite pool of praises of job well done with “Oh and ahs” coupled with working weekends, often letting go of personal commitment to fulfill professional responsibilities, I cannot help but ask: Why is it extra hard for women out here to ladder up to their dreams and sometimes, a lot of times, to just DREAM?

DHANGADHI, May 19: Sabitri Ghimire is 21 years old and she already has three kids. A resident of Ghiya village of Tikapur Municipality – 3, she married a man who was a year elder than her when she was 16. “I was studying in ninth standard. I fell in love with a man from a neighboring village, and subsequently we got married,” she recaps.