How Weightlifting Helped Me Heal After Domestic Violence

“For the first time, I trusted my body.”

Nov 9, 2019
domestic violence survivor
AuthorPraveena Shivram

Praveena Shivram is a writer based in Chennai, India, and currently the editor of Arts Illustrated, a pan-India arts and design-based magazine. Over the past 15 years, she has written for several national publications including The Times of India, India Today, The Hindu, Asiaville, Culturama and Biblio: A Review of Books. Her fiction has appeared in the Open Road Review, Jaggery Lit, Himal Southasian, Desi Writers' Lounge, Spark, Chaicopy and Helter Skelter’s anthology of New Writing Volume 6. More of her work can be found at