Submission to Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019

(Picture courtesy: Supreet K. Singh) We invite submissions to The Woman Inc. & Beyond Black Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019. Theme: Gender and Inclusivity The Woman Inc. is proud to be associated with Beyond Black, a subsidiary of Red Dot Foundation and Safecity for Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate the diverse…

TWI Events Conversation Series

The Woman Inc. Events is proud to bring you a TWI Conversation Series being hosted by Supreet Bains Sharma to engage and celebrate South Asian women and gain insight into their unique challenges. As part of the first event, Supreet will be in conversation with Anu Bhat, CEO, The Rural Painter and Prema Roddam Esq.,…

On Closure, Moving Forward and Memoir: An interview with Joya Dass

Joya Dass is the CEO of LadyDrinks, a networking platform for South Asian women executives and entrepreneurs, and a well known TV personality. But much more than that, she is a woman who has risen stronger from a childhood spent in the shadow of domestic abuse. As she finishes her memoir, she took time out…

Call for Submissions to Spring Issue 2020 on Renewal

We invite submissions for our Spring issue due to be published in first week of April, 2020. Our general theme is Renewal for art, poetry, fiction, photography and essays. We also invite submissions for interviews, opinion pieces, articles and reviews. No theme applies here. Send your submissions to submitthewomaninc@gmail.com with ‘Spring 2020’ in the subject…

TWI Candid: A Long, Unpleasant Wait

Vani Vinay becomes the voice for a family member who went through trauma of child abuse. In the piece, Vani paraphrases her relative who wonders if she will ever find closure. I often wonder, what it’s like to live a life without having to regret the choices I did not make. Or, without having to…

TWI Candid: A Journey to Closure

Alka Writes takes a deep penetrating look at herself in this piece on her journey for Closure. To practice healing, over and over again. I thought I had been doing so well, that I had started believing this time I had reached beyond. Living in dysfunctional relationships often involves either denial or growing scabs and…

TWI Empowerment: Closure

A counseling perspective on Closure by Bhavana Nissima. Closure is a term that has found resonance with several people to describe the feeling of something left incomplete in their experience of Other. Like: I want to hear his side of the story I want him/her to know I suffered S/he has to apologize I want…

TWI Poetry: On Closure

Lullaby, a Haibun by Gayatri Lakhiani Chawla Some days are all about the womb and its emptiness which gnaws her entire being. Those days she sits crouched  in the corner of her bathroom, trying to pick up the broken pieces and pacify her wild mind from becoming a beast. White orchids are used to grace…

TWI Fiction: The Missive

Jagruti was gone and yet not for Alok. A short story by Priya Iyer The monsoons were almost over and it was getting warm again. This monsoon was one that Alok would never forget. Not that he had noticed the rains much. Only that they were a nuisance. The traffic was terrible during the commute from home…

TWI Fiction: The Invitation

Closure. Or not? A short story by Supreet Bains Sharma “…… and now I don’t know what to do,” admitted Aisha to her husband, Sunil. She was explaining to Sunil her dilemma over sending out invite to Rakhi and her husband, who had just moved into the same building they lived in, to their annual…