She Resented Mother For Not Living Up To Her Expectations



Is it possible to grow up never knowing your parents?

Shanti is the town’s beloved hairdresser and more importantly, a good friend to her customers.


She’s a part of their lives, helping them get made over for casual dates to sprucing up for life-changing moves. Though when alone, there’s a look of resignation on her face, she only has smiles for her pride and joy, her daughter, Nadja.


Unfortunately, Nadja thinks she’s a loser. She’s sullen, resentful of her lot in life and would rather look up to pop stars on TV like Shakira.


One night after blowing up, her mother’s friend sets her straight. Instead of idolising people like Shakira, Nadja should have been looking a little closer at her own mother, Shanti.

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