Namrata Mishra is an MA Second year student at Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women's Studies Centre studying Gender, Culture and Development. Apart from being in love with Feminism, her academics and herself, she loves eating Faloodas! She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.