Soumya Mishra is a postgraduate in English Studies from The University of Sydney. Her writing can be seen in Daily Science Fiction, NonBinary Review, Muse India, Contemporary Literary Review India, and Feminism in India. Soumya's areas of interest include postcolonial theory, genre theory, culture and criticism, gender and sexuality studies, and contemporaneity.
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.