MH INITIATIVES
MEHREEN HASHMI

WRITINGS

Listen Little Girl ............................................!

Listen little girl..................................

You have to stop justifying yourself to those who have always questioned your decisions.

You don't have to explain yourself for standing up for your self-respect and basic rights.

You don't have to answer their questions anymore. You don't have to beg for love from those who have never loved you unconditionally. You don't have to give explanations for your emotional turmoil when you didn't even get a hug from them when you needed it the most. You have been taking care of your self for a very long time, in fact since the beginning of all of this and trust me, You are the only one who is good at it. 

I know you are very tired and it has been a long life but don't you worry, it is not permanent.

Listen little girl........................................

You don't have to serve your heart on a platter to those who would never value and would never return your love with love.Your relationship status does not define your value for being the deserving one to be loved.You don't have to settle for less and compromise yourself because you wanted the rest to accept you or value you.You have been working very hard and have justified yourself enough, so don't worry if they are closing their eyes instead of acknowledging your existence.  

Listen little girl.......................................

You don't need their protection while working outdoors or driving around. You don't need them to give you driving lessons because the car you drive you earned it entirely on your own. You don't need their assistance for your own work which you do remarkably. You are the talented one who knows how to work hard with honesty. You don't have to beg for their compassion, instead, you should know that you have a big heart and show them the definition of compassion.You don't have to feel ashamed of your bad decisions when you trusted those who broke it and with it, a part of you died. In fact, you should love yourself more for trusting those who didn't deserve it and still, you made a better choice than them. 

Listen little girl................................................

You don't have to be courteous to those who demeaned you for being a girl and who has doubted your capabilities.  There words do not define your character so don't pay attention or tell other girls to do so. You don't have to please them in return of their courtesy. You don't have to worry about those who made a mockery of your sufferings which were never under your control. Tell them that God has made you strong enough to bring life into this world, He trusted you to be able to do that and to nurture it. He gave you the strength to endure its pain and sufferings.You are the one who endures the sufferings and injustice of being a little girl. You are the one who lives her life on the edge. There is no way that you are the weaker one because you are not. You have all the right to make your ground rules. You don't have to feel bad about being unapproachable because you are not their property.

Listen little girl..................................................

You have come a long way and you have been through a lot. You have to go a long way ahead. It will never be easy but it will never be impossible too. Your pain is your strength, not your weakness, it does not define your vulnerability. It defines that you are on the right side. You are the only one who understands you the most. You can choose and value those who have been there for you in any way possible. There are very rare ones who understands you without you justifying yourself. They were never there in your darkest days so don't expect them to be there without any benefits. You have the right to choose and don't feel bad about them.

Listen little girl................................................

If you have decided to live by your own terms whether single or married or in non-committed relationships, it is completely your choice. If you have found companionship with your pet whether a dog or a cat or bird whatever it is, you don't have to make them understand. If you have decided to achieve your life goals without a man in the picture, only you can make it happen. Only you can fulfill your dreams.

So, don't waste your time, giving explanations because it's not worth it.

But let me tell you it has been extremely difficult and it will be more difficult, all you need is to believe in yourself and have faith in the Almighty. That He in this entire universe will never break your heart, you can trust him.