#SelfDefense workshop for #WomenEmpowerment : While the women were receptive to what Nisha had to say about domestic abuse and victim blaming, the women were generally not receptive to what I had to say, or to what activities I had planned. This could be for several reasons. I wonder to what degree my outsider status played a role in the outcome. I can surmise that the fact I was only in Udaipur working with them a couple of times the last two months, the women were not comfortable with me, and there was still much work to be done in the normalization of the discussion of these topics. The contrast between their reaction to Nisha and myself makes it uncertain to what state the women are in with their ease in reference to these issues. Therefore, I think it was wise to convert the training manual notes into a PowerPoint presentation with a post-test in order to accurately assess each collective.