Aastha Jani was born in Surat, Gujarat and raised in Dubai, UAE. She is passionate about intersectional representation in popular media, dismantling gender roles, and confronting internalised misogyny. Aastha can usually be found binge-watching TV, baking brownies, or chasing a sunset.
An approach that involves bringing out patriarchal conditioning of institutions and policies is often labelled as ‘radical’ by decision makers and government officials. It is because changes in the status of women are seen as a threat to the social order.