My Tehelka Blogpost this week-Reclaiming her name

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Reclaiming her name


Tehelka Magazine Cover – Issue dated 25 February 2013

This week, a courageous lady, hitherto known to us as the ‘Park Street victim’, revealed her name. Suzette Jordan. We saw pictures of her in the media. Not the blurry, silhouetted profile shots that had characterised all previous interaction, but clear pictures. Clear enough for anyone meeting Suzette in the street to be able to recognise her.

With that one move, the shrugging off of the veil of anonymity that most rape survivors are draped in, Suzette did something so radical that generations of women will look to her with respect. She reclaimed her name. She dropped the tag of a victim.

“I was sick of being called ‘Park Street’. I realized that I can’t fight…

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