Art & Poetry

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

Sarah Naqvi

Meet Sarah Naqvi: The Textile Artist Who Sews Feminist Embroidery

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Sarah Naqvi creates art that attempts to chip away at the patriarchal construct of the "ideal woman" by portraying women simply as they are.
Are You Indian? This Rapper From Odisha Talks About Racism In Music Video

Are You Indian? This Rapper From Odisha Talks About Racism In Music Video

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Samir Rishu Mohanty aka Big Deal's “Are You Indian?” talks about racism against Northeast Indians in a very direct tone.
The Truth About Burqa By Zainab Rashid

The Truth About Burqa: One Young Muslim Woman’s Powerful Spoken Word Poem About Her...

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Zainab Rashid created a powerful spoken word poem: The Truth About Burqa on her choice to wear it and on the embattled discourse around it.
Seeking Femininity In Kabir's Poetry

Seeking Femininity In Kabir’s Poetry

This article seeks to exhibit the poetry of Kabir to substantiate the paradoxical gender situation where there is both conservative rigidity and spiritual fluidity.
Eight Best Feminist Comics Of Tatsuya Ishida

8 Best Feminist Comics Of Tatsuya Ishida

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Tatsuya Ishida is an American comic who writes and draws the webcomic strip Sinfest. We bring you our top favourite feminist comics by him.
12 Powerful Spoken Word Artists You Need To Add to Your Playlist

12 Powerful Spoken Word Artists You Need To Add To Your Playlist

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Spoken word poetry builds a powerful platform for artists to speak on various social issues through their own identities. Here's a list of performers every spoken word enthusiast must listen to.
desi women illustrators

5 Desi Women Illustrators We Should Know About

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These desi women illustrators are putting their thoughts out there in their work and engaging audiences socially through artistic flourishes and strokes.
kalmuhi-interview

Meet Pranjali Dubey: The Artist behind ‘Kalmuhi’

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Kalmuhi is an Instagram page featuring feminist art on female bodies and sexuality, started by Pranjali Dubey.
36 Days Of Feminist Type By Kruttika Susarla

Meet Kruttika Susarla – The Artist Behind 36 Days Of Feminist Type

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Kruttika Susarla is a Delhi-based designer who created 36 visually stunning & informative images on intersectional Indian feminist movement(s).
Unsolicited Advice: Boy Child

10 Pieces Of Unsolicited Advice That Help Make You A Better Woman

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People are great at unsolicited advice. Unlike common sense, it comes naturally to everyone. Here are 10 pieces of advice women have received.

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
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.