Megha Bhouraskar- I’ve met many women who’ve broken down the boxes of gender inequity. I wanted their stories to come out and inspire others. I chose my podcast ‘She Warriors’ on Jio Saavn Podcasts

“I got married at the age of 23 to an Indian man who I met at Columbia University while pursuing graduation. I thought he’d ‘fit’ my parents’ expectations. While we were good friends, we weren’t in love, and we married more for respect and freedom from judgments and expectations.
I knew I was in an unhappy marriage but my only gift from this marriage was the birth of my son. I didn’t have the guts to leave. When my son was 9, our home was completely destroyed in a fire. We lost all our belongings, our apartment and any record of our existence— everything was burnt to the ground. Luckily, we weren’t home during the fire, so we were safe. After the fire, I moved with my son into my parents’ home. I  eventually got divorced, and became a single mother raising a 9-year-old son in NYC and trying to build my Law Practice, without a home or any belongings.
Often, people categorise me as a ‘Lawyer’ and have preconceived notions about the label but a very few know about the back stories, the dreams, the fears and the experiences that have made me the person that I am today. During my long career in the field of law, I’ve met many women who’ve broken down the boxes of gender inequity. I wanted their stories to come out and inspire others.
So, I chose my podcast ‘She Warriors’ on @jiosaavnpodcasts as a medium to create a close community where women can openly trust, share, brag, boast, express, without any judgment and support each other. While I was conducting this podcast, I’ve come across some unforgettable moments and experiences. Once, a woman said to me that she didn’t remember anything she had said during the interview, except that she felt ‘transported to somewhere surreal’ during the interview. A woman told me that until she had heard herself in this podcast, she never liked her voice before, but loved hearing herself in her podcast.
Many were grateful that they got a platform to voice their experiences. I feel beyond blessed that through the podcast some women felt that they could speak to me about things that they had never shared with anyone before.” said Megha Bhouraskar

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