I had to fight for my existence before I was even out of my mother's womb. If I didn't stop fighting then, why would I stop now?
What Will People Say follows a South Asian woman's journey through being a daughter, and later a daughter-in-law, within the strict confines of her patriarchal family. Readers watch as the narrator navigates life, trying to find a safe place for herself, until she finally becomes her own hero. Grappling with the subjects of sexual and psychological trauma, as well as mental health, this collection of poetry carves a path beyond the guilt of "What will people say?"
Each chapter has the authors tea suggestions, it almost feels like you are spilling the tea together with Taniya as she shared her stories in her debut Poetry Book!