The Ballerino #FridayFotoFiction

He hesitated, twitched his toes, sweat trickled down from his forehead, his heart thumped loudly. Today was a milestone in itself. The day he broke the stereotypes. Those stereotypes of a patriarchal society which curtailed the freedom of not just women but men as well.

The day he watched the ballet, he knew what he wanted to be. It was a moment when time stood still. But the day he expressed his thoughts and his love for ballet, he was chastised by his own kin.

He had come a long way, fighting with and overcoming his inner demons, being unapologetic about his dreams. Today his Instagram post in these glittery stilettos with the caption “I love dancing and wearing glittery shoes, does that make me less of a man”.

The next step was wearing the ballet shoes and taking a step forward towards his dreams.

(145 words)

Linking up with @twinklingtina & @Mayuri6 #FridayFotoFiction



11 thoughts on “The Ballerino #FridayFotoFiction

  1. Hey Akshata, beautiful tale, More power to him. Be what you are and not what you are expected to be. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFIction.

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