S for Sheroes Hangout #AtoZChallenge
Sheroes Hangout is just a cafe if you look from the outside. Who is inside the cafe is today’s inspiration.
Very close to the dreamy wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal in Agra, this hangout is an example of dreams-come-true. A small café run by acid attack victims, this place lets its employees be who they are.
For an acid attack victim, nothing is normal. Not what the mirror tells or those stares from people. When the skin melts under the corrosive. a lot is lost. In that moment and then over multiple reconstructive surgeries and hospital visits. Will, confidence, hope and belief to add a few. The pain is unbearable – internal and external. Dreams die and ambitions take a plunge.
This hangout was set up to give these women a place that they can call their own. A place where they don’t have to hide their face behind a scarf. A place that can make them independent and also serve as an awareness to the public.
Inspiration is a beautiful thing. While people may forget how you look and what you wore, they never forget how you made them feel and how you touched their lives. Imagine how many people who know about the café or had a chance to visit this café would remember this. They will know that giving up on life is an easy option but to get back up and face the world is the right thing to do. However hard it may be, we need to always fight our demons and never let life defeat us.
If I ever get a chance to visit Agra, I will not miss meeting these lovely women who run the café. A bill paid there will be an investment for life.
I am blogging from A to Z during April and the theme I have chosen is set on women. I am also a minion on co-host Pam’s Unconventional Alliance along with Claire, Shalini and Rajlakshmi. Visit us, show us some love and don’t leave without sharing your thoughts.