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The Day I Killed My Rapist

A young Tunisian woman was photographed naked by a friend of her father’s, who then used the images to silence her – until one day she snapped and took a bloody revenge. This story is part of the BBC’s Shame series, which examines a disturbing new phenomenon – the use of private or sexually explicit images to blackmail and shame …

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What’s your story?


By Mira Khatib, Certified Solution Focused Coach   Is your life filled with drama? Do you have many conflicting drives and emotions that overflow to your energy level and weigh you down? Do you self-doubt? Have you been stuck for many years in sadness, pain, and endless “why me” scenarios? Let me ask you this how many more years of …

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Pretending Not to See

By Alexa Keating   How prevalent is the practice of pretending not to see? Every day, all day, in every walk of life, in every corner of the world multitudes of people are pretending not to see. We avert our eyes from homeless people or needy families, from child abuse and domestic violence and every other blight society has to …

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Uncelebrated Gift

By Af’eda Ibrahim   It was, according to the habit, that I got out of the house in a rush. The time left can hardly make me arrive on time even if I demanded a taxi. And as there was no taxi available, I took the minibus as the possible and remaining chance to get to the office even if late. …

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Hurting People Hurt People


By Alexa Keating    Have you ever really cared about another and been stunned by their words or actions, by the malevolent and emotionally charged force of their words? Were you really so wrong about them; is it possible that you missed so badly on your assessment or is something else very wrong? Characteristically when we collide into unexplained abusive, …

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Boys Don’t Cry

We teach our “tough boys” not to cry, but instead we should teach them not to make women in their lives cry. ‘Start With The Boys’, a short film directed by Vinil Mathew and produced by Alex Kuruvilla, Managing Director, Conde Nast India, makes a powerful point about domestic violence. Source:

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