Kalki Koechlin has welcomed her baby girl to the world of social media. Sharing footprints of her daughter, Kalki went on to reveal that she has named her ‘Sappho’. While sharing the footprints, Kalki compared her baby girl to a ‘mom’ wrapped in her uterus and asked for some space.
Kalki also went on to show her respect for women who go through vaginal and C-section delivery of their babies. Hinting that ‘Sappho’ has been inspired by the ancient Greek poet named ‘Sappho’, Kalki went on to quote her while ending her post.
“Please welcome Sappho. Born 07/02/20. She just spent 9 month wrapped up like a momo in my uterus. Let’s give her some space Thank you for all the good wishes and positive energy pouring in. And respect to all the women who go through the intense and gruesome experience of birth, be it vaginal or c section, so many of whom are not given credit or support for the biggest challenges they face, but are expected to do it out of some kind of duty. The process takes a huge toll both psychological and physical and should have the backing of an entire community to truly heal. And a reminder to each and every human being of where we started, being formed from tiny molecules to conscious, beautiful beings. We are survivors of the biggest battle, the one for life and existence, and should treat ourselves and others with that love and respect. “Some say an army of horsemen or infantry, A fleet of ships is the fairest thing on the black earth, but I say It’s what one loves.” ~Sappho~ circa 600BC,” wrote Kalki.
Here’s her post:
For the uninitiated, the Greek poet ‘Sappho’ who hailed from the islands of Lesbos, remains a mystery. Her poetry continues to influence writers to date. ‘Sappho’ is considered as a symbol for love and desire between women, so much so that the term lesbian and sapphic originated from where she belonged and her name respectively.
Talking about the pre-decided name of the baby, Kalki had previously told Hindustan Times Brunch, “I’ve chosen a name that works for either gender and that is representative of a gay person, because I want my child to have that freedom of movement under the many umbrellas of gender that we have.”
Courtesy : DNA