All the brown women in me are tired. The one who is Indian, the fraud Indian, the never-good-enough Indian, the single Indian, the atheist traitor. I neither belong at home nor outside. I am tired of telling my stories again and again, not the stories about me but the ones about the Indian woman in me.
A visit to a local court for an affidavit led to my PhD being 'pissed upon' - how sexism colors the navigation of bureaucratic offices.
"Negotiating culture, motherhood and my own identity in a Western country is blinking hard work," says an Indian mother of a white daughter.
The issue is why are Bengali women’s eyes being exotified to sell their value to men so that they date us or find us sexy?
Feminist mothering is about recognising the barriers that women face such as gender assumptions, class and race issues.
How were women historically confined to the private, domestic space in a Haveli in an Indian cultural and sociological context?
The public space is for the public and that public consists of men and women; it is not a contested territory, affording more rights to one gender over another. When I walk in a city, I would like to walk with the knowledge that it is my own and that I can access any space I want. At the end of the day, I do not want to move around in circumscribed spaces, subjected to a spatial censorship.
Vyjayanti, a trans woman, stepped into her school after 20 years as a speaker at the Hyderabad Literary Festival. She narrates how she was bullied, raped and tortured at school.
This is something that resonates in most Indian households where procreation is sadly a commitment, with very few women especially those like us who belong to a socio-economic privileged group having a say in what we want to do with our bodies.
A short story set in 2023 about the young Kairi, whose life and future are shaped by the social, political, and cultural forces of...
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