The Unconventional Goddess by Avantika Singh
As Navratri begins, Quills & Spills and I decided on collaborating for some beautiful pieces of temple jewellery. The intricate designs on the same had me awestruck. But today’s post is a little more than just being about clothes and jewellery. It’s about something that I have always felt immensely strongly about, and that is dignity.
I have always believed; “Why worship a goddess, when you can’t respect a woman?”. No, love does not mean tolerance to disrespect and abuse. Any relationship according to me is built more on the respect that you have for each other rather than being about trust or anything.
I always have believed in treating everyone equally. No matter what , they are all equally human beings, and their background, caste, creed, religion should not have an impact on the treatment meted out to them. Life should be about giving and sharing, and no ego should be bigger than someone’s dignity.
One of the most subtle forms of respect is also listening to people, helping them out with the smaller things in life. To respect your mother, wife, sister or anyone; there is no need to go out of the way and do something huge. All you need to do is help them tidy up the house, be equal partners in chores, cook for them and once in a while tell them how much you love them and appreciate their presence in your life. How they make your life better each day.
With that, I come to the outfit which is a piece from my Mom’s wardrobe. All we did was take the pallu of the saree as a corset and then pleat the remaining and bring it to the front from behind.
The beautiful and intricate jewellery is courtesy: QuillsSpills ! Check them out on Instagram!!
Makeup: Avino Niphi
Dressing up: Sruthi Ranjani.
Photography: Haresshvar Shaktivelu