Parvathy considers herself to be a survivor
Mumbai, Oct 31 : Actress Parvathy says it took her years to realise that she was assaulted as a child, and that it's still a daily affair for her to consider herself a survivor.
"To sit and speak of it as a fact that has happened to me...but not being defined by my gender. So, I sit here as a person first and then rest of the tags come in.
"But you know where the survival part comes... it's still a struggle for me on a daily basis to realise it, acknowledge it and get past it. It's a daily affair. And then let my friends know, my parents cope with it. It becomes an extreme exercise on a daily basis."
She also shared that she was brought up as a pretty confident and outspoken girl. Still she wondered did she ask for it or did she deserve it.
"As a personal experience, I know it's still a daily affair for me to consider myself a survivor. Survival is not just a physical thing. It's a constant mental affair. So, I kind of really draw a lot of power from that word," she said.
The "Take Off" actress is a member of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC), an outfit of women in the Malayalam film industry.