Featured Artist: Rita Rana

Updated: Apr 23

My name is Rita Rana. I am Indian. I live in Punjab, India which is my birthplace also. I was born on 1st, September, 1999. So, I am 20 years old. Presently, I am pursuing my bachelor's degree in Arts. I am a student of second year. This year, I have self-published my first e-book "Need Of A Change" through Kindle Direct Publishing. My book is a collection of poetry and prose. Besides writing, I am interested in reading, music, painting and orating.



What does poetry mean to you?


For me, poetry is the most rhythmic and powerful flow of emotions and thoughts that could get stuck in readers' mind and make them feel refreshed instantly.



What inspires your poetry?


I loved rhyming and writing poem since my childhood. A few years ago, I was influenced with the poetry by Najwa Zebian as her poetry was very motivational. Her poetry book "Mind Platter" has inspired me.



Which are most important to you: (1) joy, (2) peace, (3) patience, (4) kindness, (5) self-control, (6) faithfulness, (7) gentleness, (8) love, or (9) goodness? If you can, explain why.


Goodness is most important because those who have goodness in them are naturally kind, gentle, full of love and faithful. These virtues gives us peace, patience and joy. So, goodness is most important that can bless us with all other given adjectives.



What sort of things are you looking forward to improving this year?


English is not my mother tongue as I come from India. This year, I will try to enhance my vocabulary and also to improve my hold on language.



What is one big dream you have?

I am a day dreamer. I have many wishes to fulfill, but I aspire to perform live as a singer front of million people once in my life. I have always dreamt of living a musical life.



EQUALITY


Being Female

Have been termed as a prostitute

For wearing clothes of choice, not for being nude

Have been raped just to satisfy their lust

Have been beaten up for not following their rules

Have been restricted as a punishment of being female

Still facing patriarchy which is telling me my duty

Not getting answers, where is equality?


Being Black

Self proclaimed beauty experts will now select the ugliest color

They will try to make you feel inferior by claiming their color as superior

They will rate your looks, however they are ugliest from the heart

Till when will they decide other's beauty?

Not getting answers, where is equality?


Being LGBTQ

Has been mocked for loving someone from the same gender

Have got hate for my existence by hatemonger

Who gave them right to decide?

What is shame and what is pride?

Criticizing other's choice and talking about liberty

Not getting answers, where is equality?


Not Perfect Size

You are going to be criticized for not having required size

Don't know what is the correct size?

Don't know who are they to decide?

They say neither be fat nor be skinny

Neither be tall nor be tiny

Body shaming others, but still of feeling guilty

Not getting answers, where is equality?


Self Worth

You can never become perfect in some people's mind,

Pay back to those bullies who were never kind

They will find faults wherever they will go

They will criticize whoever they will meet

Don't let them to suppress you confidence and generosity

Realize your self worth and fight for equality



Connect with Rita:

Twitter-: https://mobile.twitter.com/RitaRana07 Instagram-: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBAa2aEgwu-FUdyvXny5WN2nqZItqyO_bBd_ZI0/?igshid=1c4o8gf3xjlu4 Goodreads-: https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard


The link below is a link to buy my book and to read my poetry.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089M8WWHB/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_t1_xak7EbP02Z5YN

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