Seattle South Asian community celebrates women


SEATTLE - Seattle’s South Asian community celebrated the women in their lives on Sunday. 

The Aaina festival provided a space for the community to talk about difficult subjects such as abuse, which are often considered taboo. The festival was a place for people to express themselves through art, theatre and book readings. 

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News spoke with Aaina director Rituja Indapure about the event. 

“In the South Asian Community, we don’t talk about these kinds of issues, but it happens all the time,” said Indapure. “We can talk to each other very frankly and not feel judged."

A few women sculptors from Pakistan, local authors and a theatre show based on stories of women in Washington were featured at this year’s festival.