Art & Poetry

In this section, find articles on Indian feminist art activism (artivism) by Feminism in India.

26 Crowdsourced Positive Posters On Mental Health #SupportNotStigma

26 Crowdsourced Positive Posters On Mental Health #SupportNotStigma

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FII crowdsourced 26 positive posters on mental health support and end of stigma on World Mental Health Day as part of their #SupportNotStigma campaign.
Artwork: Erasure And Silencing In The Abortion Rights Discourse

Artwork: Erasure And Silencing In The Abortion Rights Discourse

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The Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion has been celebrated annually on 28 September since 1990 and calls for abortion rights globally.
Voice [Poem]

Voice [Poem]

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Obeying on auto-pilot. Her voice is just one more thing She signed over.
#SexPleasureRights: Disability Is Not A Constraint To Sexuality [Artwork]

#SexPleasureRights: Disability Is Not A Constraint To Sexuality [Artwork]

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#SexPleasureRights: What does disability has got to do with sexuality?

Bodily Integrity and Freedoms [Artwork]

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What does bodily integrity and freedoms mean to you?

Priyanka Paul’s Artwhoring Gives A New Avatar To Goddesses World Over

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17-year-old Priyanka Paul from Mumbai is the newest feminist artist you'd love to follow on Instagram. A teenage artist, she draws goddesses of colour with a fresh perspective and a feminist avatar. She depicts goddesses, who are traditionally seen as epitomes of feminine divinity, as young women, who are epitomes of feminist liberation.

14 Illustrations On Anxiety That Will Make You Feel You’re Not Alone

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Pranita Kocharekar really wanted people to know that they're not alone; she illustrates relatable feelings and emotions of an anxious person.

Femininity [Poem]

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This feminine lends itself to reduction into numbers or lewd hand gestures. But the everydayness of the power, of her personal femininity, teeters on a thin edge. Every time her body makes her into a goddess, whore, angel, slut, or not feminine at all.

These Beautiful and Powerful Illustrations of Queens OnScreen Are Badass

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The film industry is definitely changing its ways of depicting female characters on screen, but in many eyes that change is slow and selective. So slow that we must celebrate the mere spotting of a "strong female lead”. And that is the idea behind Queens OnScreen. That the heroine is just as badass as the hero. That she doesn’t need to talk, dress or behave in a particular way to win hearts.
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The Different Duckling [Poem]

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Rewriting that old duckling story, one verse at a time.

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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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.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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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.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.