Being A Feminist Mother Is A Liberating Experience

Being A Feminist Mother Is A Liberating Experience

Feminist mothering is about recognising the barriers that women face such as gender assumptions, class and race issues.
Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

How were women historically confined to the private, domestic space in a Haveli in an Indian cultural and sociological context?
The Right to Walk: Women in Public Spaces

The Right to Walk: Women in Public Spaces

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.

Bullied, Stripped and Raped: What A Trans Woman Suffered At Her School

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.
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Motherhood Goals In India As Experienced By A Single Woman Seeking A Groom

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.

Kairi’s Sixteenth: An Imaginary Story In Hindu Rashtra

A short story set in 2023 about the young Kairi, whose life and future are shaped by the social, political, and cultural forces of...

Compartmentalization In Public Transport: Does It Really ‘Protect’ You?

Discussing the taboos and stereotypical practices in an Indian society, the act of compartmentalization in public transport like trains and buses is quite common...

“A woman has no home, and no surname.” Forever in Exile: Women as Diaspora

“A woman has no home, and no surname.” During my adolescence, anytime I came upon this miserable proverb, my cheeks reddened in anger. What utter...

Everyday Women Who Inspire You: Meet Kusum, A Child Bride & An Unsung Shero

Posted by Nandini Rao Kusum was about 15 years old when she was married off. She came to live with her in-laws and an abusive,...

I Was Told To Be Like A Lady First For Wearing Jeans

The thing about routine lawlessness is that over time the one trying to oblige appears to be an odd one out. At every time...

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Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Crowds in hundreds gathered in about 30 cities and towns of India to come together for #IWillGoOut marches.
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What Women Want! Protest Marches By Women In India And USA On January 21

Women in India and USA are going on protest marches. Here's all that you need to know and march with them!
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

As women from a dozen cities prepare for a nation-wide march triggered by the appalling stories of mass molestation in Bengaluru, we protest not only the right of a woman to loiter in public, but also the impunity with which they are seen as “fair game” when they choose to own the streets. #IWillGoOut