A little something for the South Asian wlw who are often forgotten.
To Tamil, Telugu, Malayali, Bengali, Kannadigas, Tulu, Maldivian, Bhutanese, Chhetri, Magar, Tharu, Tamang, Indo-Carribean, multiracial and other desi wlw. Desi wlw who are black.
To those who can’t relate to white wlw’s experiences, who have never been able to see their situations portrayed anywhere. To those who feel like there’ll never be any hope for them, due to factors like the homophobia and misogyny in south Asian communities or institutions like arranged marriage. Who feel like they cannot talk about their struggles in fear of having them reflect on their culture.
To the desi wlw who don’t have any role models to look up to, who are clueless about what to do or whether or not they will even have a future for themselves. To those who are scared about being shunned from their communities and families. To those who aren’t even allowed to love men and are expected to marry a stranger, making loving a woman seem impossible.
It can be immensely isolating when you don’t see yourself anywhere or when you’re never given the opportunity to be heard. But make no mistake, our stories are diverse and are worth telling. We have each other, we have other wlwoc/wlw who can relate to us and we can get through this together.
From Tom : [Part 1] Extraordinary tale of human spirit and adversity.History in the making. This is my friend Hari .Hari lost both his legs in Afghanistan.He is attempting to set the WORLD RECORD for the highest double above the knee amputee(DAK) summit attempt on Mera Peak at6476 m.This will qualify him to make an Everest attempt in 2018 and make history.Not only to show that it can be done but in order to help others like him and us to be able to do the same should we desire.He is truly a legend.The journey is obviously going to be tough to say the least.Hari is an inspiration to us all.
2.For me this is my friend doing something incredible and i am incredibly proud of him and the lads out with him. Making history go do it Hari get it done.You are a shining example for us all and I’m mega proud of you mate Love as alwaysTommy RVN 20172.My friend Hari
3. 2017 Rvn brother with love and support we’re all behind you