One of the most disappointing piece of recent news is Pakistan's top court declaring that "schizophrenia is not a permanent mental disorder" and have focused on it being a recoverable disease.
Graysexuals normally do not experience sexual attraction or sex drive, but sometimes they do in small or limited circumstances.
Demisexuality is essentially being sexually attracted to somebody only after you form a strong, emotional bond with them.
I am calling for a structural critique of the religious ethos and the continuing practices of the Jain community, for they seep into the everyday lives of women who are oppressed and coerced into performing religious and cultural practices that only feed the morality and vested interests of a patriarchal religious institution.
In India, there is a real need to increase the visibility of the asexual community. If we go by the generally accepted ratio of 1%, then there are 12 million people in India who are asexual.
It would be interesting to see how the same conversation would play out between a mother and a daughter. I’m certain the kind of questions girls would raise in this context would be very different from the ones boys do. I’m hoping this series has managed to set the stage for more such shows to explore these areas.
‘मैंने कई बार मां बाप के या परिजनों के मुंह से सुना है, अभागी काली लड़की| उसके इतने अच्छे नाक नक्श हैं, बस गोरी होती| इसके बाद मिलियन डॉलर का ऑफर आता है, कौन एक काली लड़की से शादी करेगा| उसके लिए अच्छा लड़का ढूंढना मुश्किल हो जाएगा|’
For me, the most interesting part of this story lay in the fact that it is based in Delhi as the city and as the college life campus; it has moments which are relatable, whether they are big or little milestones of life. The story is simple and a reminder of how there are so many points in a person's lives where they struggle
Adolescence and sexuality are rarely uttered in the same breath. When done so, a thick coating of morality and abstinence-until-marriage is applied to the information.
FII crowdsourced 26 positive posters on mental health support and end of stigma on World Mental Health Day as part of their #SupportNotStigma campaign.