victim

‘Victim’ Need Not Always Be A Bad Word

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Victim implies the presence of external perpetrators, an ineffective system, takes longer to heal and exposes the culpability of the culture.
stuttering

From Terror To Acceptance: My Journey With Stuttering

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Not only did I accept my stuttering, I also tried to win it over, making it acceptable for others to stutter too.
Short Hair

Why I Dreaded Visits To The Barber: On Short Hair And Hair Politics

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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.

7 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Going To Family Weddings

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Firstly, I’d like to eliminate the possibilities of being called names by the ever well-meaning keepers of our beloved tradition. I am not against...

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

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The thing about routine lawlessness is that over time the one trying to oblige appears to be an odd one out. At every time...
Trans Man & Cis Woman Love

The 8 Year #UnsanskariLove Story Of A Trans Man And A Cis Woman

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I am Vedansh, a trans man. My partner Mahi has been with me through my coming out as a trans man & everything else. This is our love story.
I Wish My Mother's House Had Taught Me Feminism

I Wish My Mother’s House Had Taught Me Feminism

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The mother's house should be the place to teach daughters feminism so that daughters are not valued as a commodity for the marriage market.
freedom

It Might Or Might Not Surprise You Where You Find Freedom

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Leave that toxic relationship, an unfulfilling job or unhealthy dependence. All I promise you is unconditional freedom.
loss and grief

Working My Way Through Loss And Grief

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Grief, at least in my life, has not followed any logical path. The harder I try to put it away completely, the more savagely it returns.
Protest against the killing of a Northeastern woman

Living In Delhi As A Northeastern Woman: Do My Small Eyes Make Me Less...

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I'm a 21 year old Northeastern woman raised in Delhi. I've had to contend with racial slurs and stereotypes all my life.

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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.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.