"My father was very successful when we used to live in Pakistan, but after partition, we left everything behind and ran away to India. We used to stay on the streets - 9 siblings and our parents with very little food. I was the youngest one, so my education was heavily compromised - I wasn't allowed to study because it was more important to educate my brothers. As a child, I couldn't understand why and I grew up with a lot of resentment. When we finally got a house, the roof used to leak so when my father was sleeping, I would have to hold an umbrella over his head the whole night - I was always angry because I felt so rejected.
One of my older sisters got a job as a teacher at a school nearby and because of that I was allowed to attend at a much lower price. I was desperate to prove to my family that being a girl had nothing to do with capability, so in my 10th I got 75% which was the highest score!