“Her Brave Journey”

 

 

During her almost-final moments when Kiara was pinned down by a man who claimed to love her, the only images she saw was of her mother and father.  Fighting to breathe, her life was at the mercy of her husband.  She repeatedly begged him, “please don’t kill me.  My parents need me.” Her voice was hoarse from the strangulation.  What just happened to her is something called domestic violence, which happens to one in four women and one in nine men in the United States alone (according to NCADV).

Even in today’s #MeToo era where women and men are speaking about their stories of assault and abuse, this particular topic is still discreet, especially in the South Asian community.  “Her Brave Journey” is a fictionalized story about a woman from this community who is stuck in the vicious and confusing cycle of abuse.  Society expects women to believe the ‘white-picket fence dream’ where happiness and prosperity only means marriage and children.  

Kiara is one of those women who challenges patriarchy and dares to defy it.  “Her Brave Journey” will resonate with a lot of women, especially those of South Asian heritage, who battle societal and culture pressures every day.  “Her Brave Journey” is a powerful message to individuals because it teaches self- empowerment and how to recover from adversities.  Go inside the life of Kiara and follow her brave journey as she reclaims her life and discovers her inner warrior. 

Meet the author

Swati Singh

Swati Singh was born on September 1, 1981 in Bihar, India.  She immigrated to the United States in 1985 with her family, and grew up in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland.  By profession, Swati is a Senior Recruiter at Navy Federal Credit Union, and has worked at companies such as Freddie Mac, athenahealth, Global Payments, and Wells Fargo.  In the last 14 years of her career in talent acquisition management, she has hired thousands of professionals in information technology, sales, data science, marketing, and project management.

By nature, she describes herself as an introverted-extrovert who loves socializing but is very selective about who she socializes with.  Her guilty pleasures include Bravo TV reality shows- she rarely misses an episode of the “Real Housewives” franchise!  Swati is notorious for having a stoic RBF (Resting Bitch Face) but wants people to know that she actually knows how to laugh! Once people to get know Swati, they adore her witty sense of humor and compassionate heart.

 

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