Indian Single Mothers Open Up About Stigma They Face, Express Worries For Their Kids

Our society hasn’t been very kind to single mothers. Women, for ages, have been taught to depend on a man. And when they break through these social conventions, decide on living life on their own terms and raise their kids on their own, they are often stigmatised.

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Indian women online who are single mothers have been sharing their experiences dealing with society’s unkind behavior and the worries they experience for their kids. It started when Twitter user Pooja Priyamvada opened up about being labelled a “bad woman” and expressed concern for her child if something were to happen to her.


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Other single mothers and people who know single moms opened up about their experiences as well, showering Pooja with support. Here’s what some of them said:

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