We have been featuring the best writers from our writer community for their committed contribution to FII, making it what it is today. FII would not exist if not for the passionate and loyal feminist writer community that we have steadily been building over the last three years.
This month’s featured writer is Shruti Janardhan. Her hold on the pen is one of cutting wit and accommodative of diverse topics. The film industry’s sexism, pop culture, fatphobia, biphobia, the patriarchal nature of mythology, you name it – her critique spared no one.
FII: Tell us a little about yourself and what you do.
Shruti Janardhan: I am a graduate of Hindu College and working to become a journalist.
FII: How did you become a part of the FII writer family?
SJ: I interned with Feminism in India in the month of November and December where I got to write a bunch of articles for them.
FII: How and when did you become a feminist? Which issues within feminism are close to your heart?
SJ: I think I have been a feminist even before the word entered my vocabulary. I have been trying to educate myself about gender politics since the last four years through feminist literature – both fiction and non-fiction. I have an affinity for the movement as a whole and everything within its purview.
FII: What is your favourite piece on this site that you have written, and your favourite piece on this site that you have read? Why did they strike you?
SJ: My favourite piece that I have written is the one on Freedom of Speech, Hate Speech and Censorship. My favourite piece by another author is the detailed report of Nirbhaya Fund and what has been done with it so far by Asmita Ghosh.
FII: What do you like about FII and our work? What more would you like to see from us?
SJ: I love the diversity in the voices of the articles that are published. I would love to see more videos and comics.
FII: What do you like to do when not writing about gender and social justice?
SJ: I like to watch old Hollywood movies, read Neil Gaiman and browse for comfort shows on Netflix.
FII thanks Shruti Janardhan for being such a dedicated writer. Her enthusiasm is truly infectious. We are very grateful to have her as part of our writers’ pool. Shruti can be followed on Instagram and Twitter.