Srishti Pandey, a student at LSR and a disability rights activist talks about the dual challenges she faces because she is disabled and she is a girl.
At one hand, due to my visual impairment, I was made to realise and then believe that I was a sinner. On the other hand, I was made an object of inspiration porn and was made to believe that I was a saint.
Many aspects of social exclusion require us to pay attention to structural oppression in society, and to broader policy initiatives. Psychiatrists have a role to play in highlighting the links between policy, institutionalization, and psychosocial disabilities.
Mental health and physical disability together form a difficult intersection, both being highly stigmatized. This intersection is seldom recognized, and rarely discussed. The idea persists that Persons With Disabilities are disabled, not “mad”, and therefore do not require mental health support.
For one, I hadn’t seen a play in a long time, and second, the direction of the play by two women, Sohaila Kapur and Divya Arora herself, portraying stories of “disability, betrayal and love”, piqued my interest, and I decided to go.
There is urgent need to look at the ability in people with disabilities, in spite of their circumstantial limitations or gender.
Since I’d mentioned my blindness after extolling all my other virtues, nobody really paid attention. For those who did, didn’t believe I meant what I’d said. Did I mention strange are the ways of online dating?
Meet Shobhika Kalra, the co-founder of Wings of Angelz, who took it upon herself to make the world wheelchair accessible, one ramp at a time.
In Conversation With Tanzila Khan: Author, Disability Rights Activist, And The Founder Of Girlythings
Girlythings, launched by Tanzila Khan, is an application-based start-up, which provides delivery service for products related to women’s menstrual hygiene.
Benzy is a musician with autism and partial paralysis. In spite of her inability to converse at all, she has released ten audio CDs and won three National Awards.