My Frontline journal story idea is to write an article about women's identity in Sri Lanka, especially women who are single moms, widowed, divorced or separated or as is often the case in my country, "abandoned" by their men. These are the women that i and my church work with, and one of the areas we constantly have to deal with is helping the women regain their self-worth and dignity. Women who are widowed or "abandoned" are considered bad luck in our society, are often hidden away, a creature who has shamed the family.
I would like to write the article through first personal narratives and experiences, but also look at the wider issue of self worth, dignity and identity in Sri Lankan culture.
What do you think of this idea? Would it make a good Frontline journal story?
I shared this with Cristi & Jennifer during our last conf call, and they both supported the story idea. But I've been so terribly anti-social during the last few weeks, that i thought i should share this with you all and listen to your ideas and feedback too.
So please do tell me your honest opinions ok?