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Kevu Pade (It has to be said)~ Reena Patel


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Duration: 13 minutes 36 seconds


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TRANSLATIONS:

Kevu pade- It has to be said

Devi- Goddess

Ketli jadi thai (Gujarati) /kitni moti ho gayi (Hindi)- she got so fat

Jadi (Gujarati)/moti (Hindi)- fat

Sharam vagar ni (Gujarati)- shameless

Astras- are supernatural weapons created by the Gods in Hinduism that can be wielded by proper invocation

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STORYTELLER BIO:

Reena Patel is a writer, poet, social justice, DEI, and feminist activist. She advocates for equity in K-12 education, serves on her local Human Rights Commission and the board of Saheli, a domestic and sexual violence non-profit organization serving South Asian and Arab women. Reena is currently obtaining a social justice-centered M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy at Boston College. In her free time she loves to read and bake with her 3 children.


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LOCATION:

Massachusetts (United States)


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Story Copyright ©️ Reena Patel and ©️ Gulabi Stories


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