Sexual Abuse of Me and my Mind: The Earliest Memory

My blood boils. You think it will evaporate, leaving me dead and pale after all the irregular menstruation every month, but no. I exist. I still feel the anger in multi folds that I used to. Even after almost a decade now. Wow! About ten years. And it still feels like yesterday. <img class="img-responsive center-block" alt="CSA" src="/img/sexual-abuse-of-me-and-my-mind/sexual-abuse-of-me-and-my-mind-1.jpg" width=50% heigth=50% /> </br> My earliest memory of my sexual abuse is my first cousin feeling my per-pubescent chest and remarking that I don't have any breast.

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  Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)

Let us talk about Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) LeanOnTree urges you to share your writings on the issue of CSA. To let you know, that you are not alone. It can be your story or that of someone you know. With your name, or without it. Do not hold back your words, or feelings this time and let everyone know if you want to speak of it. A Victim? A Survivor? We are making January, the first month of the year, to confront CSA headon. The interpretation and meanings can be as varied as you perceive them to be, so let the words do the talking now rather than hushed secrets.

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  Winter Poem: Inspiration

Thank you people for showing you love to our #MyDecember event. Here we bring you the next entre in the series. This one is again a short poem composed by Kartik Chopra taking this turn of the season as an inspiration. Winters are often said to be sad; no quite literally. SAD, with regards to winter, stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. And as the winters cover us all in its thick unshakeable blanket of gloom, Kartik in his poem finds a way to discover strength, resilience and romance. Here’s presenting, Inspiration: </br>

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  Christmas; You’re Perfect Signboard & Conversations

Beginning: The Seed is Planted </br> <img class="img-responsive center-block" alt="Your're Perfect" src="/img/youre-perfect-cp/youre-perfect-cp-1.jpg" width=50% heigth=50% /> </br> Before we could even interview Tarun Gidwani for his “You’re Perfect” initiative, we were so inspired, we knew we just had to do this in Delhi as well. While we were just going through various posts such as the Logical Indian and going through his Facebook Profile, we felt a mammoth amount of motivation that we possibly cannot articulate in words.

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  My Cold Cold Beloved (Delhi)

We are glad to bring you the fourth entry in our My December collection, submitted by a reader. Varun Dhingra paints Delhi Winters in the epitome of a cold lover. If you have indulged in a winter romance, you would discover how easily you can relate to the same. Winter brings out the best in her, She becomes demanding as a queen, And I, her humble slave, Bow down to her whims, She has me chained and bound. The cold winter seems warm against her heart. She scratches and bites. Yet how she delights!

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