'Your silence will not protect you' - Audre Lorde Most of us women spend a large part of our lives afraid. Afraid of speaking up. What happens when we speak up? What happens when we say we dislike something? What happens when we disagree with a larger sentiment? We get bullied. We get called … Continue reading Speak up!
That looks so good on you! I could never carry that off with my body. Everything looks good on you! That would look awful on me. How often do you say this or hear this being said? My guess is, very often. Let's talk a bit about this today. At a time when there is … Continue reading Beautiful because of our different bodies. Not despite.
I love cotton sarees. The starchy kind that drapes with knife sharp creases, the soft ones that drape on you like second skin, the coarse and giving khadi and linens... each of these have their own beauty and typical way of draping. The one saree I always thought did injustice to the beauty of the six … Continue reading Little patches of craft and lots of love : Tvaksati
There is no such thing as too many block prints, right? At a time when the market is flooded with busy 'typical' block prints, it delights me when I can find distinct and thoughtful block printed clothing that don't look like every other piece of clothing I have bought in the last fifteen years. It … Continue reading Brand Spotlight : Chidiyaa and chasing dreams
Young children are not the most gentle people in the world. We all know that. Its is also unfair of us to expect us a one year old to completely understand how to be gentle with a paperback book, for instance. Their world full of sensory explosions and it is only to be expected that … Continue reading Books to ‘teeth’ on : Board books from Tulika
Bags hold much more than everyday essentials. They also hold forgotten memories and bits and bobs of your life. Ever found the tickets to the first movie you watched with your college partner in your bag after decades? Little stubs of papers from the first solo trip you took as a 22 year old, perhaps? Today, I am … Continue reading …and a dollop of Pure Ghee
At a time when we are talking about sustainable and responsible fashion, I figured it may be a good idea to start featuring brands that I love and shop from both for adults and children on the blog. These are brands that work with local artisans, weavers and craftspeople. Brands that are ethical and conscious … Continue reading The Brass Tacks Story : brand spotlight
Growing up, I don't remember often being bored or finding myself with nothing to do because I discovered the joy of reading very young. When you can go to tea with Benjamin Bunny or go on adventures with dragons, you don't really need much else. Except for a snack or four, of course. I bought … Continue reading Make Friends With A Book : a review and a note
PC : Mommy Shots By Amrita shot when I was 38 weeks pregnant.The relationship between a woman and her body is very complex. As women, we are, from a very young age, subjected to an almost constant scrutiny of our bodies and conditioned to view and 'evaluate' them through the eyes of others.Most of our stories … Continue reading My Postpartum Body : a journey towards a safe body positive space.
Very often, we hear a young child being dismissed as a 'fussy easter' and I don't quite agree with the label. Children are actually little people with food preferences just like adults. However, unlike an adult, a child often doesn't have much of a choice in what gets served at mealtime. This makes your pint … Continue reading No Fussy Eater : 5 ways to help your family eat better