Body

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

Self-Love And Body Positivity – My Experience With Belly Dancing

I do not claim that this dance form is the cure all for centuries of patriarchal oppression but belly dancing has definitely helped me appreciate myself and my body much more.
Hunger Review: How To Reclaim Your Body From The Clutches Of Patriarchy

Book Review: Hunger – A Memoir Of My Body By Roxane Gay

In 'Hunger', Roxane Gay traces the journey of her reclaiming her body as she makes it a fortress, that protects her and becomes her.
Colourism In India: Dark Is Not A Dirty Word

Colourism In India: Dark Is Not A Dirty Word

One of the most self-destructive problems India faces is the casual colourism that pervades every aspect of our cultural consciousness.
Un-Fair And Not So Lovely: Capitalism And Colourism In India

Un-Fair And Not So Lovely: Capitalism And Colourism In India

The system of colourism intersects with the caste system and creates structures that creates an unequal footing for the darker skinned.
औरत के ओर्गेज्म की बात पर हम मुंह क्यों चुराते हैं? | Feminism In India

औरत के ‘ओर्गेज्म’ की बात पर हम मुंह क्यों चुराते हैं?  

कई ऐसे रिसर्च बताते हैं कि 62 फीसद महिलाओं को ओर्गेज्म मास्टरबेशन के वक्त आता है। ओर्गेज्म भी दूसरे सामान्य और प्राकृतिक प्रक्रियाओं का ही एक हिस्सा है। स्वास्थ्य पर इसका सीधा असर है।
Why You Can't Love Yourself Into Losing Weight

Why You Can’t Love Yourself Into Losing Weight

The whole concept of losing weight because you love yourself so much that you want the best for yourself seems to completely go against the very definition of body positivity.
These South Asian artists shatter the notion of a woman exploring her own identity and sexuality as being narcissistic or self-obsessed.

7 Badass South Asian Artists You Should Know About

These South Asian artists shatter the notion of a woman exploring her own identity and sexuality as being narcissistic or self-obsessed.
Eating Disorders Are Mental Illnesses, Not Physical Ones

Eating Disorders Are Mental Illnesses, Not Physical Ones

Such a typecast view shapes the idea in the minds of caregivers that to have eating disorders, you have to be a certain size.
पीरियड के मिथक तोड़ने की सशक्त पहल | Feminism In India

पीरियड के मिथक तोड़ने की सशक्त पहल

लयला अपनी कला को सरोकार से जोड़कर एक नया रूप देना चाहती है| उन्होंने अपनी कला के लिए एक ऐसे विषय को चुना है, जिसे आमतौर पर हमारे समाज में वर्जित माना जाता है, यानी कि मासिकधर्म या पीरियड|
गोरेपन की क्रीम का असर चेहरे से ज्यादा हमारी रंगभेदी संकीर्ण सोच पर | Feminism In India

गोरेपन की क्रीम का असर चेहरे से ज्यादा हमारी रंगभेदी संकीर्ण सोच पर

एशिया और खासकर भारत जैसे देश में जहां लोग स्वाभाविक रूप से काले या सांवले रंग के होते हैं वहां गोरे रंग को लेकर पागलपन खतरनाक है।

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Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj