Yesterday I spent a bit of my Sunday contemplating on my life and how I’ve chosen to live it. I am proud to be able to look into my own eyes with nothing to hide. Because from a young age on, I was very aware of what I wanted, and how to live my life. I did not hide, and I (almost) didn’t lie. I stood up for what I wanted to do – sometimes despite strong cultural roots telling me otherwise.
It would have been easier to follow the norms I was given by the cultural community. But I am very proud of every single battle I had to go through to become who I am. In Tamil culture you are told to become a doctor, engineer or lawyer. You are told to act as a good Tamil girl – always go straight home, no boyfriends allowed, no parties, etc. … Choosing differently was not easy – but I am glad to have insisted on following my own will. I chose the husband I wanted – and even a (very) white one. Chose the career I wanted. And I chose to have my opinions based on my own reasoning. When thinking about it, it has been a lot of struggle. But I am so happy for what I have become today!#claimyourlife #tamil #tamilgirl #rebel #love #culturegap #independence #yourowntruth #Danish