Yesterday, Humans of Bombay posted a photo of 20-year-old Shweta Katti. The photo was accompanied by her first-person account about growing up in a "red light area" and how she journeyed out of it, all the way to college in the United States.
Like so many others, we were obviously moved by her story and very curious, so we talked to the founder of Humans of Bombay, Karishma Mehta, who interviewed Shweta.
Karishma Mehta further said that Shweta has no preconceived notions despite growing up seeing some very scarring things in the red light area of Kamathipura.
"As Indians, we need to judge less and accept things that are not always in our comfort zone, because my background is not my weakness," says Katti.