Friday, August 23, 2019

Disability

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

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.
The New MCI Guidelines Lead To Seat Cancellation Of Disabled Medical Students

The New MCI Guidelines Lead To Seat Cancellation Of Disabled Medical Students

The recently formulated MCI guidelines has set new eligibility standards for students with disability leading upto seat cancellations.
In Conversation With Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation: Promoting Inclusivity Through Adventure

In Conversation With Adventures Beyond Barriers: Promoting Inclusivity Through Adventure

Adventures Beyond Barriers, through adventure and sport activities, strives for an inclusive society for people with disability.
When Will India Truly Become Accessible For People With Disabilites?

When Will India Truly Become Accessible For People With Disabilities?

No amount of economic trouble or market-based capitalistic ideas should help determine one's right to accessible spaces, which should be available in an unconditionally equal manner to all persons, irrespective of their physical state of being.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.
Is The Muslim Women Act Just?: Voices From The Ground

Is The Muslim Women Act Just?: Voices From The Ground

Being a son of a woman, who was a victim of Instant Triple Talaq (ITT), I am trying to understand the Muslim Women Act, in the context of ground reality.