Art & Poetry

In this section, find articles on Indian feminist art activism (artivism) by Feminism in India.

It Starts With Genitalia [Poem]

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It starts with genitalia, it ends when you own it.
Sum Total [Poem]

Sum Total [Poem]

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An Indian woman. Plus a feminist. Minus a homely girl. A poem on the sum total of me.

Barbed Wire [Poem]

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Woman, who are you to me?Has the barbed wire changed your face
Mangala Bayi: A True Matriarch Among The Women Artists Of Travancore |#IndianWomenInHistory

Mangala Bayi: A True Matriarch Among The Women Artists Of Travancore | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Amidst the fame of the Varma brothers, Mangala Bayi - their sister, a woman artist, was destined to live a life fettered by the stringent social norms.

Not A Boy [Poem]

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The little one had just unfurled her wings, but before she could fly off her soul was sucked out because she was not a boy.

Midnight Dogs: A Cartoon Story On What Unrolled On 16 December 2012

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A cartoon panel on what unrolled on 16 December 2012 and how we as a society reacted to the incident.  
Comic: Valentine's Day Special - Anti-National Love

Comic: Valentine’s Day Special – Anti-National Love

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Since the moral police are this stupid, maybe we should take advantage of it? To any couple who is facing backlash and opposition from their family about their choice in partner, use Valentine's day to your advantage. Get married, and make the moral police explain it to everyone.

How We Made The Rope That Hanged Rohith [Poem]

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We sowed the seeds when we called ourselves Hindu

I’m Safe Till My Luck Runs Out [Poem]

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A poem on how a woman's safety in public spaces and otherwise depends on her luck.
war on our bodies

We Wear War On Our Bodies [Poem]

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We wear war on our bodies, draping them sensually over our bosom, look at us, hold your gaze while your thoughts run wild.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Romanticising Poverty: The Story Of Jyoti Kumari, Who Cycled Home

Romanticising Poverty: The Story Of Jyoti Kumari, Who Cycled Back Home

There was been an influx of news around "the 15-year-old girl from Bihar" who cycled from Gurgaon to Darbhanga along with her injured father. Jyoti Kumari, who covered the distance of over 1200 km in 7 days has been applauded for her bravery and skill all over social media.