Disability

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

Divya Arora: India’s First Wheelchair-User Actor With Cerebral Palsy

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.
Why We Must Focus On The Ability In People With Disabilities

Why We Must Focus On The Ability In People With Disabilities

There is urgent need to look at the ability in people with disabilities, in spite of their circumstantial limitations or gender.
Online Dating And The Saga Of Blind Dates

Online Dating And The Saga Of Blind Dates

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?

In Conversation With Shobhika Kalra: Changing Landscapes One Ramp At A Time

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, The Singer With Autism: Healing Through Her Own Melody

Benzy, The Singer With Autism: Healing Through Her Own Melody

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.
10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.

Sexuality And Disability: Providing Sexuality Education To The Disabled Through Online Space

In considering sexuality and disability, problems reflect attitudinal barriers are set up by our culture rather than actual physical limitations on sexual functioning.
What My Depression Taught Me As A Disability Rights Activist

What My Depression Taught Me As A Disability Rights Activist

Having gone through this before, working in disability rights, and having closely interacted with many people living with mental health conditions, I could absolutely recognise that I was slipping into depression in my life of 33 years.
The Ordeal Of Getting Disability Certificates In Rural Areas

The Ordeal Of Getting Disability Certificates In Rural Areas

55 percent of persons with disabilities in Bihar do not have disability certificates, and the reasons range from tedious processes to stigma and apathy.

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Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

our first glimpse of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, as she is known in the Marvel Universe, not just as an ancillary character – but one who is the main binding force in the story playing the central role.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Can Today's Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Can Today’s Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Though still stigmatised, hook up culture is steadily becoming a norm among millennials and university students, especially given the high incidence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.