Abhaya Tatavarti works in a diversity and inclusion firm in Bangalore, India. She partners with organizations to implement the Sexual Harassment of Women (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. She believes that discomfort is an important process in generating change. Her favourite feminist icons range from Rihanna to Nur Jahan.
In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.