Survival Of The Fittest Versus The Survivor- Checkout!
This piece is written with immense happiness. Guess why? It feels amazing to see the headlines talking about the ‘Survivor’ Bhavana Menon. After long five years, the strong and charming Malayalam actress Bhavana Menon has broken her silence over the assault that involves actor Dileep.
Her post vividly reveals how hard it was for her to overcome the trauma. She speaks of her journey from being a victim to becoming a survivor.
It takes a whole lot of courage to come out of the victim label in a society like ours. Our media always used to and still often use phrases that victimize the one who suffers. What makes Bhavana different is her gallantry to remind everyone that she’s the survivor and not the victim anymore.
She shares her agony of being living with a suppressed identity. “For five years now, my name and my identity have been suppressed under the weight of the assault inflicted on me. Though I am not the one who had committed the crime, there have been many attempts to humiliate, silence, and isolate me. But at such times I have had some who stepped forward to keep my voice alive. Now when I hear so many voices speak up for me I know that I am not alone in this fight for justice” her post read.
She concluded her post thanking everyone who supported her throughout her journey. She also says that she’ll continue to fight until she gets justice. “To see justice prevail, to get wrongdoers punished, and to ensure no one else goes through such an ordeal again, I shall continue this journey. For all those who are standing with me.”
Many actors and actresses from the Malayalam and other film industries had expressed their solidarity with her since the case was filed. Meanwhile, many celebrities changed their statement in favour of the accused. This again was traumatic for the actress. But she survived the tough times. Avoidance and hidden identity.
It was indeed pathetic to see the recent cover picture of a reputed Malayalam women’s magazine celebrating the accused actor. This stirred up the issue again. A lot of celebrities and the audience has taken both sides. On the other hand, crucial revelations and allegations are being charged against the actor Dileep.
However, let’s hope the truth prevails. And hats off to the survivor for she inspires many women living helpless with trauma,