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Writer, traveler, and an avid reader. I write about social issues and my perspective on life. Feel free to connect with me on shruthisundaram2503@gmail.com

Overthinker by birth, Feminist, Love any form of creativity…

Me covering my head since I am not able to see the camera in the sun

It took two hours of staring into the laptop and reading all the fantastic author’s About Me Stories even to get started with this one. When I got to know about this publication, I was so excited! Oh, I get to share something about me with the world!

After getting accepted as a writer and opening a draft in my Medium Editor? Crickets…

Anyway… So who am I?

I am a 23-year-old (about to be 24) woman living with her husband in Bangalore, India. My family (mother, father, and younger sister) live 200 meters away from my house — too far, I know! …


From your family

My sister and I were randomly bear-hugging my mother one day

Hi Ma,

My earliest memories of you are you tutoring maths to college/school students in our home and telling me stories of Ramayana (one of the two major Sanskrit epics) before I went to bed in our apartment in Mumbai. I still remember the total silence of the night, while you cleaned up the kitchen and told me about our history.

I remember you getting me tons of short stories from your office for me to read when I could not leave my room due to chickenpox in 2nd grade. …


After researching, I don’t know whether to be impressed or disturbed by the invention

Photo by Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition on Unsplash

I recently came across a Brut Media video titled “This is an anti-rape device that bites back.” As a woman who is firmly against rape and women abuse, the context piqued my curiosity, and I ended up watching it.

Do you have those moments where some things affect you so much that you have to stare at the wall for 10 to 15 minutes only to digest it? That’s what happened to me when I watched the video.

What was the video about?

Sonnet Ehlers, a South African doctor, invented a unique female condom/tampon called Rape-Axe, which has teeth—not even kidding.

Women are supposed to…


Now, when our friends are thinking about finances, saving up, and marriage, we have already crossed that stage — mentally and in reality

Photo by Álvaro CvG on Unsplash

I got engaged three days before my final semester examinations. I still remember not telling any of the college mates of my situation (other than two close friends) because I felt ashamed to do so. Who gets married at 21? What will people tell? Will they even take my career seriously enough? Or so I thought.

I never had a problem getting married as such, but with the thought of “What would people think of me?”.

And this brought me to my first lesson.

Each person has their own path, which others cannot replicate.

Looking back, getting married is the best decision I have ever taken. If I hadn’t agreed…


It feels like an endless ocean, where I have to swim against the waves no matter what happens

This photo perfectly depicts my frustrated face: Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash.

I have wanted to write this article for a long time now. But today, I reached a point where my frustration broke a writing dam in me.

You know the feeling when you experience extreme emotions, and your words flow? Yeah, that's what happening here.

I have been documenting my change in emotions towards feminism, patriarchy, and misogyny for a long time now. I have also written about my fears, opinions, and the internalized misogyny I struggle to come out of every day.

But lately, I have realized that my unconscious misogynistic nature does not only show up in the…


I cried when I read your article. Because as a person who has undergone sexual abuse, I know what it takes to come out with it, or even point fingers at someone.

It feels horrible to know that men who abused you are still roaming around freely, while you have to live with that experience throughout your life. I know that.

Furthermore, in India, the woman has to relive the painful moments umpteen number of times in front of the police, court and god knows how many places. She has to answer sexist and extremely personal questions, and deal with the public scrutiny. So yes...it is an equation. Of whether to go to the court or not....whether to accuse the person or not. What is the point of going through the whole ordeal, if nothing is going to come out of it?


Fix a day to finally complete your financial to-do list that you have been putting off for days

Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

Financial Health Day is a global phenomenon

I did not know that until I came across this concept in a Ted Talk by Wendy De La Rosa, and I researched more about the topic.

When I spoke to my friends about it, they also had not heard about the concept before. Without anyone experiencing its benefits around me, I had to try it out myself for some months before realizing its immeasurable advantages.

What is Financial health day?

It’s as simple as it sounds — a day where you dedicate time to measure your financial health and finish off all the activities around it. …


Gaganachukki, Barachukki waterfalls, Karnataka, India

#6. When I went paragliding for the first time!

Lockdown gave me a chance to look back into my travel memories recently. I still remember my friends and I sitting down and chatting while the topic slowly drifted towards travel.

We soon started sharing our travel stories and especially started recollecting all our travels the year before lockdown. I then realized that I had taken four vacations in 2019, with multiple weekend trips in between.

Growing up, my family never had the habit of going on vacations. Vacation for me always meant visiting my grandparents’ places for the summer and playing with all my friends there.

After I got…


All images are by the author.

Yes, the image provided above is about one of my comments.

Four days back, an article sparked an avalanche of emotions in me, forcing me to comment on it. It was more than short-form length, 198 words, explaining my experience with the same and suggesting a solution to women who wanted to take a break or leave their jobs.

The article itself was about how the author wanted to stay at home with her kids, but how society now favors working women.

**I was so impressed by it that I wrote another article inspired by it.

And the comment got…


All photos are from the author — We discovered this scenic waterfall behind a small roadside hotel in Kerala, India.

#4 I got to make an elephant take a bath in Dubare Camp!

Lockdown gave me a chance to look back into my travel memories recently. I still remember my friends and I sitting down and chatting while the topic slowly drifted towards travel.

We soon started sharing our travel stories and especially started recollecting all our travels the year before lockdown. I then realized that I had taken four vacations in 2019, with multiple weekend trips in between.

Growing up, my family never had the habit of going on vacations. Vacation for me always meant visiting my grandparents’ places for the summer and playing with all my friends there.

After I got…

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