The empowering story behind this colorful photo of India’s rebel widows

For conservative Hindu women in India, becoming a widow can mean eternal banishment from society. When husbands die, widows often end up ostracized, dismissed as inauspicious perpetual mourners. Until recently, they were not socially permitted to celebrate the colorful Hindu spring festival of Holi. “A widow must not dress in colors or make herself pretty,…

via The empowering story behind this colorful photo of India’s rebel widows — Quartz

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