Vicky was born in an average Indian family with another 3 siblings who happened to be girls. Being the eldest in the family, she grew up listening to comments and remarks made by her parents which constantly elaborated about their family having 4 daughters and no son. It was always perceived as unfortunate affair when there are no son in the family because traditionalist believed that it is expensive and difficult to raise up girls. Sons on the other hand, is not a problem and they can be left alone while girls have to be watched and monitored carefully, otherwise will tarnish the image of the family. Worst of all, after all the trouble for years or raising daughters, they will end up getting married and leave the parents to survive on their own. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about daughters not being able to do what a son can apparently do like taking up the responsibilities to be "The Man" of the house. On the flipside, Vicky’s parents had no regrets of having 4 daughters.
Vicky believed that these comments did affected her in some ways. She grew up seeing her parents worked very hard to prepare for their future by educating them. As girls, she always told to be submissive, keep her thoughts to herself and asked to just listen and obey to these without retaliating. She was always given a list of things that women should not and cannot do. Only men can do it.
This part of Vicky’s life has made her a very determined person to prove everyone wrong. She pursued higher education, graduated with a Degree and pursued her MSc from UPM. Two of her siblings are also graduates and another pursued her career in Beauty and Wellness. Things eventually turned out to be the reverse of what she was told to by her parents. Today Vicky is taking care of her parents and they are enjoying their old age in comfort. Vicky have made her parents very proud today and yes, she is also pursuing many things that was said she can’t do.