Dr Shalini Yadav
Passion drove Sarika Mehta, founder of ‘Biking Queen,’ a Women’s Biking Club in Surat, to enter the world of biking. She embraced the challenge posed by a nasty comment on women riding bikes, not only learning herself but empowering other women to do the same.
Breaking the Mold: Women in Unconventional Careers
Rubbernecking female bikers showcase prevailing sexism, yet it hasn’t deterred women from pursuing their love for bikes. Despite entering traditionally male-dominated industries, women like Sarika bring unique perspectives and strengths, fostering innovation and progress. However, acceptance from men takes time and requires extra effort from women.
Rising Against Stereotypes: Women in Bold Roles
In recent years, there’s been a notable rise in women playing bold roles, challenging stereotypes, and opting for unconventional careers. Women are increasingly choosing fields like spying, bike racing, wrestling, and even taking on roles as mafia leaders. This shift reflects a surge of empowerment, breaking free from traditional norms.
Voices of Change: Challenging Sexism in Media and Mythology
Acclaimed authors and podcast hosts Kiran Manral and Shunali Khullar Shroff use humor and insight to confront sexist remarks. Their podcast ‘Not Your Aunty’ tackles new and trending issues, contributing to the ongoing conversation. Mythologist and author Seema Anand boldly addresses doubts and taboos related to sexuality and sex, creating ripples of change in the social amphitheater.
Shattering Boundaries: Talent Knows No Gender
Through bold choices, women like Kiran, Shunali, and Seema are shattering societal boundaries. They prove that talent, dedication, and ambition transcend gender norms, inspiring a new era where individuals are recognized for their abilities rather than being confined by gender expectations.