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This weight is not mine from The Samaya Wives on Vimeo.

This weight is not mine
These expectations
Placed on me
On the body into which I was born
By traditions built
Over history
Into societies
Ruled by men

This body is not yours
To command or own
To pillage or plunder
To sell or steal
These legs where not made this strong
Simply to please your eyes

This film is a signal
That change is in the air
A beacon
to empower
To reclaim
To heal
To awaken
And to rise up

We can be more than this.

A short film by Pippa Samaya & Niharika Senapati

On residency with The Pickle Factory Dance Foundation (India)

Supported by Asialink arts & Creative Victoria