Having my head shaven was an amazingly liberating feeling. It made me experience a high of being totally free in that moment.
My feminist identity and my feminist marriage coexist and do so wonderfully, despite the judgment I faced for marrying early!
The festival of Holi has now snowballed into a site of commonplace harassment and street sexual harassment.
By “relationships”, we mean only one relationship, which is that of romantic lover or spouse, by “family” we understand only one format, comprising a couple and their children.
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.
Patriarchy is afraid of a ‘little’ length. Whether it is short hair or short skirts, society always wants us women to keep it long. Too bad.
Took me years to peel off your words from my skin. Took me years to rub the roses off my eyes and see the red flags as they were. Took me years to learn oral sex isn't terrible, rape is. And that is what it was.
अगर रिश्तेदारों के अनुसार लड़कों से दोस्ती करना, विरोध करना या अपनी बात कहना कैरेक्टरलेस होना है तो ‘मुझे गर्व है कि मैं कैरेक्टरलेस हूँ|’
When people whose very duty is to protect the citizens, fail to do the basic minimum, who do I turn to? What happens to women complainants in our society?
You don't need a man to support you or your child, you are equally capable of raising a child as a single mother.