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In this section, find articles, video, images, comics on body image issues and body positivity, women's bodies and health and body humour.

To Heel Or Not To Heel, That Is The Question

To Heel Or Not To Heel, That Is The Question

My cis-male friend would love to wear high-heeled footwear, but doesn’t have access to the kind he fancies. But no one can make you feel like a heel because of your choice of heels.
Parlour Aunty Hairy Legs

On The Indian Parlour Aunty and the Ideal Standard of Beauty

The women who want you to adhere to a certain beauty ideal are not operating in a vacuum – they are a part of a society which has a unidimensional understanding of beauty and a woman's self worth.
A Bohra Woman Speaking Against FGC

Breaking Isolation – Alerting The World About FGC Through Storytelling

February 6th marks International Day Of Zero Tolerance For Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Sahiyo works with FGC awareness.
Neerja Malik

She Conquered Cancer Twice And Then Helped Others Do It – Neerja Malik

Neerja Malik is a two-time cancer survivor, global cancer counsellor and inspirational speaker. In conversation with her about her journey.
अनसेफ रिलेशन से ज्यादा सेफ है अबॉर्शन

अनसेफ रिलेशन से ज्यादा सेफ है अबॉर्शन

मैं अबॉर्शन नहीं चाहती थी, लेकिन मैं बच्चे को एक बेहतर जीवन देने की स्थिति में नहीं थी। अबॉर्शन को दो साल बीतने को हैं और मुझे अपने इस फैसले के लिए एक पल के लिए भी पछतावा नहीं हुआ। क्योंकि एक असुरक्षित रिश्ते का कोई भविष्य नहीं होता।
The Advertising World Hates Women Who Are Comfortable In Their Skin

The Advertising World Hates Women Who Are Comfortable In Their Skin

The advertising world feeds and profits on insecurity, especially that of women, the collateral damage it entails not being accounted for. Not only does it capitalizes on these insecurities, but adds to them by setting unrealistic beauty ideals to which we must conform or at least die trying.
Can Plus Size Ever Become Socially Acceptable And Mainstream?

Can Plus Size Ever Become Socially Acceptable And Mainstream?

"Can plus size ever become socially acceptable and mainstream? Can plus size be aspirational?" Yes and YES!
पता है तुम्हें कि तुम कितनी सुंदर हो?

पता है तुम्हें कि तुम कितनी सुंदर हो?

अपनी ज़िंदगी के लिए सिर्फ दो शब्द हमेशा कायम रखो- ‘तुम सुंदर हो’ देखना फिर, ये दुनिया कैसे सुंदर हो जाएगी। बस तुम आगे बढ़ती जाओ।
campus sexism

“I Will Not Tie My Hair”: Sexism in Educational Institutions

Campus sexism ranges from policing of women's clothes and appearance to restrictions on mobility within the school, or college building.
How Dolly Singh Is Busting Body Image Stereotypes With Yoga

How Dolly Singh Is Busting Body Image Stereotypes With Yoga

"The idea of a fit body is a social construct," says Dolly Singh, a yoga enthusiast, media professional and part-time chef.

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Meet Iqra Rasool: The Young Pace Bowler From Kashmir With Big Dreams

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6 Indian Muslim Feminists In History

These six Indian Muslim feminists believed in providing equal rights and representation to the women in India.