Reena Virk Analysis

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Reena Virk was a guiltless 14 year old girl who was beaten to death because people thought she was fat, ugly, and hairy and didn’t fit in. In her death we question ourselves, “What drives our need to belong?” Unmistakably our need to belong is not driven by instinct because the things we chase unconsciously, such as our basic needs, are entirely disremembered when we try to belong. We harm our health and threat our safety to fit in because if we don’t assimilate, it feels disturbing the feeling of nobody liking you. “Ever since Reena went into the hands of outsiders, nothing worked from that day.” Manjit Virk, Reena’s father was anxious for her safety the day she was taken. Reena was taken from her family by the Ministry of Children and Families

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