Interviews

Interviews

In this series, we feature people and organisations who have done groundbreaking work in the field of gender, sexuality, women’s rights and the likes to get an insight into their lives and their work. More and more people are joining the feminist movement and working on gender and we wish to bring them in the limelight, one life at a time.

Nighat Dad: On Digital Rights, Cyber Laws And #HamaraInternet In Pakistan

Nighat Dad: On Digital Rights, Cyber Laws And #HamaraInternet In Pakistan

Nighat Dad is a Pakistani lawyer and digital rights activist who campaigns actively to educate people about the rights and responsibilities they have in a digital space.
In Conversation With Bhargavi Davar, Mental Health Activist

In Conversation With Bhargavi Davar, Mental Health Activist

Bhargavi Davar is a mental health activist in India. She is the founder and a managing trustee of the Bapu Trust and the author of several books including Gendering Mental Health.
Gazal Dhaliwal

“I Always Knew, I Was A Woman”: Gazal Dhaliwal

Gazal, known as Gunraj till the age of 25 to everyone around her, was born with Gender Dysphoria. In one of her INK talks (yes, she's done more than one) Gazal says "For as long as I can remember, I’ve always felt, without even a fragment of doubt, that I was a girl."
“I'm Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

“I’m Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

Manisha Mashaal is a grassroots anti-caste activist, an orator and a singer. She comes from a small village in Haryana where she grew up as a Dalit woman and overcame many hurdles to become what she is today - a strong Dalit voice.

SMHF – A Mental Health Foundation With A Difference

Sanchita Mental Health Foundation (SMHF) is a day care rehabilitation and counselling centre dedicated to support and improve mental health, by providing support and care to individuals above the age of 18 years.

In Conversation With Val Resh, Author of Fallen Standing & Founder-CEO of Red Door...

In this interview, Val Resh gives us an insight into her world, what it is like to live in our society with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, where she finds hope and support and things and attitudes about mental health that anger her.

Kripa Joshi’s Miss Moti Busts Body Image Issues One Comic At A Time

Kripa Joshi, a comic artist from Nepal who currently lives in the UK, is breaking this stereotype one comic a time. Kripa's character Miss Moti is a fat South Asian woman who can do anything she wants to and is an icon of body positivity.

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

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.
Radhika Vaz

Radhika Vaz, The Feminist Comedian, Talks About Her All Time Favourite Pet Peeve: Patriarchy

Even if you have Radhika Vaz's website just opened up in one of your tabs in your browser, you'd be able to know her, since it says "Why is everybody trying to irritate me?"
essar batool

“Dear Indian Feminists, Kashmir Is Occupied. Period”: Essar Batool

Japleen interviews Essar Batool on her work, her book, the PIL, Kunan Poshpora and feminism in Kashmir.

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