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.

White Swan Foundation

White Swan Foundation – An NGO Helping People With Mental Health Issues

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White Swan Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that offers knowledge services in the area of mental health.They aim to provide patients, caregivers and others with content to help with decisions related to mental health.
yourdost mental health professionals

Meet YourDOST: An Online Mental Health Counselling Service

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YourDOST is an online emotional wellness platform where people can seek support from experts like psychologists, coaches, and psychiatrists.
icall helpline

An Introduction to iCall Helpline: A Counselling & Support Line for Mental Health

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iCall helpline addresses some of the vast gaps that exist in the mental healthcare landscape in India via phone and email.
“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

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Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
Sahiyo

Sahiyo: Empowering Dawoodi Bohra Communities & Putting An End to Female Genital Cutting

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Interview with Sahiyo, an international organisation united against female genital cutting among the Dawoodi Bohra community in India.
yashica dutt

Meet Yashica Dutt: Dalit Writer & Founder of Documents of Dalit Discrimination

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Ever since Yashica Dutt came out as Dalit, her inbox has been flooded with messages from other Dalit women.
her zimbabwe Fungai Machirori

Meet Fungai Machirori: The Woman Behind Her Zimbabwe

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Her Twitter handle refers to her as @fungaijustbeing, which is what she likes to believe she is. Meet Fungai Machirori – a Zimbabwean blogger, journalist and photographer and founder of Her Zimbabwe.
Photo by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, #DalitWomenFight

Meet the Women Behind #DalitWomenFight Trying to Take Down ‘Caste Apartheid’

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Asha Kowtal and the Dalit Women's Self-Respect March traveled across Northern India to document the ongoing violence against women who were once branded as "untouchable." Now, they're raising new leaders, and finding allies in Black Lives Matter.

“The degree of freedom a society enjoys is a result of constant negotiation”: Crocodile...

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Crocodile in Water Tiger on Land: Monday mornings are the best time of the week for insults.

Smashing Patriarchy One Joke At A Time: Vasu Primlani Talks About Comedy & Perceptions

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Meet Vasu Primlani, lean, green, queer and a comedian!

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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.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.