“When my first daughter was born people said ‘oh well, next time it will be a boy’, and started checking her head to see if she had a whirl in her hairline (which indicates a boy next apparently). When I was pregnant with my second people kept telling me “this time you’ll be blessed with a boy!” And at the birth of my third daughter people flat out said they were disappointed. Each time it felt as though these people were commiserating. I had heard all of these things said to other women over the years but didn’t think it would happen to me.
All these miserable comments made me feel like I shouldn’t be celebrating their births.
It was around the time after my youngest daughter was born I noticed the Pink Ladoo project. It is a wonderful project on a topic I feel so strongly about, I admire the fact that the Pink Ladoo project challenges the views that only the birth of a boy should be celebrated. It’s beautiful seeing so many families celebrating the birth of girls on a global scale, they are not a burden or a curse. I really hope to see these narrow minded views change. . The world is changing, in this day and age women can achieve so much and this is something I tell my daughters every day. I feel blessed to have such wonderful daughters in my life, they enrich our life and of those who love them too, my little family is complete.” - Bal, UK
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