Disability

In this section, find articles, reviews, interviews, art work, poems and photo-essays on disability, gender and sexuality by Feminism in India.

Inspiration Porn

‘Inspiration Porn’ And Deconstructing The ‘Disabled People Are So Inspiring’ Stereotype

Born out of ablesim, this inspiration porn gives people wrong ideas about disability portrays us as one-dimensional saints.
We’re Loving The Shape Of This Body Positivity And Inclusivity Video

We’re Loving The Shape Of This Body Positivity And Inclusivity Video

This theatre company made a body positivity and inclusive video on Ed Sheeran's popular song Shape Of You and it is just wow!
Reflections Of A Person Living With A Rare Muscle Disease

Reflections Of A Person Living With A Rare Muscle Disease

Shilpi Bhattacharya is a person living with GNE myopathy, a rare muscle disease, and wants to raise a voice to spread awareness about it and demand treatment research.
In Conversation With Manasi Joshi: The Para-Badminton Champion

In Conversation With Manasi Joshi: The Para-Badminton Champion

Manasi Joshi, is a kickass para-badminton player who keeps shattering stereotypes and pursuing her dreams through her grit and passion for para-badminton.
#WhyTaxDisability: GST Increases Tax On Disability Aids And Appliances

#WhyTaxDisability: GST Increases Tax On Disability Aids And Appliances

The GST increases taxes for disability aids and appliances, mere months after passing the progressive Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act
In Conversation With Virali Modi: Shattering Stereotypes On Disability

In Conversation With Virali Modi: Shattering Stereotypes Of Disability

From scuba diving to winning beauty pageants, motivating people and fighting for causes, Virali Modi shatters all stereotypes of disability.
Arranging to Touch Base For Those With Disability

Notes From A Sex Worker On Providing Services To Clients With Disability

I’ve been a sex worker for over 20 years. Some of my clients are people who were born with or have gotten a disability.
SexDis Cover Photo

In Conversation With SexDis On Sexuality, Disability And Accessibility

SexDis is a non-profit initiative working to establish the fact that women with disabilities are sexual beings just like anyone else.
Shampa Sengupta

In Conversation With Shampa Sengupta About Disability Rights

Shampa Sengupta is a Kolkata based activist who has been working on gender & disability issues for more than 25 years.
Rights of Persons With Disabilities

The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act Was Historical. But Its Implementation Ignored All...

The Government Rules to implement the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act ignored recommendations from disabled persons' organizations.

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Mainstream Cinema’s Casteism

6 Films That tackle Mainstream Cinema’s Casteism

Standout films that tackled mainstream cinema’s casteism : for acknowledging caste; for giving voice to the experience of those caste groups.
Dalit women writers

6 Books By Dalit Women Writers Exploring Lives Lived On The Margins Of Caste...

These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
Asexuality: Asexuality is a sexual orientation with a wide spectrum and has NO arbitrary definition. The spectrum extends from little or rare sexual attraction to no sexual attraction at all. There is no litmus test to determine if someone is asexual. Asexuality is like any other identity- at its core, it’s just a word that people use to help figure themselves out.

What Is Asexuality? These 8 Terms Will Help You Understand The Ace Spectrum

Asexuality is defined as someone who does not experience sexual attraction.