Ananya Chhaochharia is a political junkie, teacher and intersectional feminist. When she isn't getting high planning electoral campaigns for political parties, she runs operations for a non-partisan youth organization in public leadership. Dismayed by the abeyance in information related to menstruation in rural India she founded Paint It Red, an organization that aims to empower women through knowledge.
Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.