TWI Wellness: Stop Living in Others’ Shadow

‘One of the aspects of self-discovery is to come out of someone’s shadow. I hope the emulators and imitators reclaim their own identity this spring.’ Sweta Shrivastava Vikram People who don’t know what they need in life, often reinvent themselves based on whoever they see as successful. I can’t believe it’s easy not owning a…

TWIBB Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019 announced!

We are very proud to announce the winners of The Woman Inc. & Beyond Black Annual Poetry Awards 2019. The awardees were selected by a jury comprising of Sairee Chahal – CEO Sheroes, Supreet Singh – COO Red Dot Foundation and Safecity, Harish Iyer – Founder The Jimmy Foundation, Bishakha Dutta – Founder Point of…

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…

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 Fall Issue 2020

We invite submissions for our Fall issue due to be published in first week of September, 2020. We invite submissions in art, poetry, fiction, reviews, photography and essays. We also invite submissions for interviews, opinion pieces and articles. Send your submissions along with a brief bio to submission.thewomaninc@gmail.com with ‘Fall 2020’ in the subject line….

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 N 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…