Author Collaborative ~ In Conversation with Dr. J Vijayalakshmi

Everyone has come to either understand (or misunderstand) the word ‘feminism’ in their own way.

Rebecca West said,

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”

The word ‘feminism’ has been talked about so much in the past few years, that everyone has come to either understand (or misunderstand) it in their own way. I, for one, am still learning its broad aspects and can never claim that I understand it fully. However, what helps me understand it a little better every day, is the fact that I read about it regularly. One such reading led me to discover a fellow author’s book Love Beyond Love which is a poetry book with a theme around feminism and self-love.

The poems in this book made me ponder a lot about gender issues and why we need to focus on the ‘self’. Here’s my short review of it.

As always, I was curious to learn more about the creator behind this work of art, so I reached out to Dr. J Vijaylaksmi and asked her if she would like to be a guest on the #AuthorCollaborative segment on my social media. When I told her that she would need to first read my book too, she didn’t hesitate at all. Here’s what she had to say about The Art of Being Grateful and Other Stories.

Once we were done with reading and reviewing each other’s books, the session finally happened (albeit with slight delays owing to our busy schedules). So today, we had an almost hour-long session talking about our writing, our love for books, and much more!

When two women who admire each other’s works get to talking, there’s no dearth of questions, but we somehow managed to squeeze our Q&A into specific questions. Here’s what I asked Dr. Vijaylakshmi.

She too had her own set of questions for me. Here’s a look at them.

Once these routine questions were done, we moved on to the fun rapid-fire round. Here’s a look at my questions to Dr.Vijaylakshmi in this Q&A session.

Dr. Vijaylakshmi asked me the following questions when it was her turn to shoot some rapid-fire questions at me.

Would you like to know our answers to these questions? Then check out the video below:

https://youtu.be/Y8YVBmmoIng

You can have a look at the books discussed in today’s session via the below links:

Poet, Author, Editor, Blogger, Freelance Writer & Book Reviewer @ arusticmind.com/

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