Author: Nikhat Grewal
Publisher: Kali/Women Unlimited
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188965332
The first title in the Maiden Voices Series, Scar Tissue is a moving collection of first person stories by young women, speaking candidly and bravely about their lives. When one looks at scar tissue, says Nikhat Grewal, there is only a vestige of the wound that once was. The healing process has begun and the battle scars are getting lighter.
The stories that you read in this book are like scar tissue, proof that the healing has begun. These women reveal themselves by sharing not their pain, but its aftermath. They are not victims, but survivors, claiming their space and the right to be who they are. These are women who are proud of their scar tissue.
1. The story of me
2. On being labeled a feminist
3. Shock of recognition
4. Soul searching
5. The Abyss and Mulligatawny Soup
6. The howling
7. The reading