Raised by an empowering and supportive family, I have always been taught to speak up for what I believe in but many girls are told to abide by certain gender roles since birth, they are raised to be submissive and quiet, afraid of and unable to speak their mind. Their individuality is extracted and they are forced to float along the current of society’s river till they drown. This piece is symbolic of fighting these false impositions and speaking up for girls and women everywhere. Ferocity and femininity go hand in hand; women can fight and women, everywhere, need to fight against the system of inequality and ignorance for it can no longer be tolerated.
Rhea Bhatnagar is a high school student who takes pleasure in spending her free time jamming to indie pop music and advocating for what she believes in. She is a self-taught digital artist who is constantly on the lookout for venturing into the ether and adding to her knowledge.