My Choices stories 

At My Choices we believe in the value, beauty and strength of every woman, and that the greatest gift a father can give his children is to love their mother. We believe in working with families to find peaceful solutions. We believe in listening to the husband's story, and not just the wife's. We believe that together  we can change society from the inside out, starting with families. 

These stories show the variety of cases My Choices PeaceMakers and Counselors handle. You will read stories of struggle for freedom, of legal battles, of controlling gender norms, but most of all of transformation. It is our hope that these stories not only bring awareness and understanding for the Indian reality, but most of all that they bring inspiration to everyone who reads them. Each person in these stories has chosen to tell their story to the world to send one resounding message: CHANGE IS POSSIBLE! 

Here for you are seven stories. We have chosen to name our most popular unique line of products after these stories. My Choices sells seven types of scarves, each named after one of our clients. When you wear them, we hope you carry a sense of pride that just as our unique silks adorn your neck; so to are the lives of these clients adorned by success and peace. 


shravani  

I am calling myself and the scarf named after me Shravani. Shravani means “new beginnings”, and that is what I feel defines my story after finding My Choices. I have been given a new beginning after 9 years of hopelessness.  Click to read more ...

I am calling myself and the scarf named after me Shravani. Shravani means new beginnings”, and that is what I feel defines my story after finding My Choices. I have been given a new beginning after 9 years of hopelessness.  Click to read more ...


MADHURI AND MARTIN LUTHER

Madhuri and Martin are sharing their story together as husband and wife. After everything they have been through, they would like to be an example to others. They look forward to the future together and care more about the power of their testimony than the repercussions on their reputation. Click to read more...  

Madhuri and Martin are sharing their story together as husband and wife. After everything they have been through, they would like to be an example to others. They look forward to the future together and care more about the power of their testimony than the repercussions on their reputation. Click to read more...  

SOFIA BEGUM 

Sofia was desperate for help. She was tired of going a week at a time without food, no money for shopping, and two little girls to look after. She was so ashamed that she had to continually request food from her neighbors and parents. Married women are not supposed to make their family issues known to others. This alone is grounds for divorce in her community. Click to read more...

Sofia was desperate for help. She was tired of going a week at a time without food, no money for shopping, and two little girls to look after. She was so ashamed that she had to continually request food from her neighbors and parents. Married women are not supposed to make their family issues known to others. This alone is grounds for divorce in her community. Click to read more...

AYESHA BEGUM

My husband understands that his drinking was killing our family’s future. He used to have violent outbursts, beating me and literally throwing our children around. Our children were terrified to go near him, now they love him so much.  Click here to read more... 

My husband understands that his drinking was killing our family’s future. He used to have violent outbursts, beating me and literally throwing our children around. Our children were terrified to go near him, now they love him so much.  Click here to read more... 

Tayyaba & Aslam

 As soon as Tayyaba moved from Hyderabad to Aslam’s village in Maharashtra her in laws began abusing her. They were possessive of Aslam, and treated her like a laborer. She was forced to work long hours in outdoor labour, coming home only late at night. Because she was working outside the house (even thought it was at their demand), she was accused by her in laws of having an affair with another man. Aslam was agitated by all the hate directed towards Tayyaba, and would beat her often out of anger. Click here to read more... 

 As soon as Tayyaba moved from Hyderabad to Aslam’s village in Maharashtra her in laws began abusing her. They were possessive of Aslam, and treated her like a laborer. She was forced to work long hours in outdoor labour, coming home only late at night. Because she was working outside the house (even thought it was at their demand), she was accused by her in laws of having an affair with another man. Aslam was agitated by all the hate directed towards Tayyaba, and would beat her often out of anger. Click here to read more... 

Sangeetha & Priyanka

 

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