The motivation to continue my education in the particular field comes from my profound engagement and interest in reading about Gender. While completing the final year of Bachelor’s program in English Literature, I attempted to volunteer in organization that work around the same theme. Along with exploring a new plethora of genres and texts in my life during my bachelor’s,I interned at Teach for India organization that worked on creating awareness of education via intervention at government schools. The work focused on mapping the defect rate of girls’ drop- out rate and involving indicators to combat the issue.
Focusing on my interest area, I pursued my Master’s in Women’s Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. The horizon of my intellect manifold while pursuing a course like Women’s Studies. The course was an outcome of a profound history of women’s movement in India emerging from the struggles of all marginal groups in the society.
I was working with an organization in Telangana named, M. Venkatarangaiya Foundation who was working mainly on community initiatives. The focus of the organization was to create awareness among children, families and communities to utilize school as a formal means of education. I was also working in a project initiated by the Government of India, named as One Stop Center. The center worked with providing services to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces under one roof. The initiative focused on providing the services including, medical, legal, psychological and counseling support under one roof.
Continuing with my academics, I opted for MPhil in Women’s Studies program in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. As a part of MPhil research, I looked on Understanding the lived experiences of Women in Prison.