My dream is to become a rapper. I want to roar. With my first rap song I applied for a scholarship.

The story begins when I was a child
Born in Janwaar, into the wild,
As a girl, Adivasi, there was always a line
And If I stepped over, there would be a fine.

But my eyes saw the future and I could dream,
As I climb the hill and loudly scream,
That this is my time and I want to rise,
I will claim what’s mine, earn this prize.

I am that girl who wants to roar,
Up in the sky, as I soar,
The words are mine but I speak for you,
And without fear, I will say what’s true.

I went to school, but I wanted to play
I wanted to learn, but in my own way
So hard I worked, in everything I did,
I wanted to do, what I couldn’t as a kid.

This skatepark is my zone, I fly on four wheels,
I came on TV, newspapers, and film reels,
Flew to London, China, to show what I can do,
Representing India, me, and you.

I am that girl who wants to roar,
Up in the sky, as I soar,
The words are mine but I speak for you,
And without fear, I will say what’s true.

Today I feel proud, for what I have done,
But I also know I am not the only one,
My parents, neighbours, everyone around,
This is my Janwaar, my very own ground.

But you see me as a woman, and call my name
Harass, Embarrass, play this horrible game.
You see me rise, and pull me down,
But you are scared, hiding, and I will not frown.

I am that girl who wants to roar,
Up in the sky, as I soar,
The words are mine but I speak for you,
And without fear, I will say what’s true.

My family support me, they set me free,
I live my life and I don’t need to marry,
My terms are mine and so is my time,
I won’t wait to take what’s mine.

I thank all those who support me today,
For without their help I wouldn’t know my way,
My parents, my idols, and all my guides,
Thanks for the wings, for now I can glide.

I am that girl who wants to roar,
Up in the sky, as I soar,
The words are mine but I speak for you,
And without fear, I will say what’s true.

A long road ahead, but I have just begun
If I rest right now, there will be only one.
And all that work I did on myself,
Will be sitting there alone, by itself.

I want to rap, tell you my story,
And I don’t want fame, or name, or glory.
What I want to do is be a voice,
For all those girls who (don’t have a choice) *2

My voice alone will not win this fight,
We need to come together to win this, right?
I invite the boys to write their song,
Join me in this chorus and sing along…

I am that girl who wants to roar,
Up in the sky, as I soar,
The words are mine but I speak for you,
And without fear, I will say what’s true.

Thank you Nishant Arora (recording) , Rijul Kateria (words, rhymes) and Subhadra Kamath (music) for your support!

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