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India Currents gave me a voice in days I was very lost. Having my articles selected for publishing was very validating – Shailaja Dixit, Executive Director, Narika, Fremont
Anjali Kour married a H1B visa holder. Then domestic violence destroyed her marriage. But loss of immigration status nearly cost Anjali her son. For years she fought the US family and immigration courts to win back custody. This is the story of that battle.
Anjali Kour’s story, “Don’t Take My Child From Me” is part of a unique storytelling project, where survivors from our desi community share deeply personal stories about their experience living with and surviving domestic violence. We’re calling this story teller Anjali Kour, to protect her identity.
This audio project is the third of a three-part series for October’s Domestic Violence month, supported by the USC Center for Health Journalism in partnership with Desi Collective, Narika and India Currents.
This content is intended only for mature audiences. Listener discretion advised.
CW/TW: domestic violence, language, mental health, mental illness, depression, su*c*de, violent imagery, body image, anger, anxiety, abandonment
Chai With Sahelis
Episode 1: I’m A Warrior
Episode 2: It’s Not Just A Thappad
Episode 3: Don’t Take My Child From Me
This article was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund.
Music: Tumko dekha to by Himanshu Katara on storyblocks.com
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