Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Art & Poetry

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

Am Like Other Girls

With Tara Anand And Ellie Lee: I Am Who I Am, And I Am...

The project I Am Like Other Girls involves a mention of personal quirks and humorous artistic representation of the narrator.
Meena Kandasamy

The Poetry Of Meena Kandasamy: A Tool of Political Dissent

Meena Kandasamy and her poetry embody a long withstanding fight against the stringent subjugation and atrocities undergone by the non-dominant caste community.
lesbian

The #LforLove Project: The Lesbian Is Not Just A Body

The #LforLove project is not only important to combat lesbian fetishization, but also to normalise the image of two women being in a relationship with one-another.
Comic: Anti-Romeo Squads For Women's Safety Or Love Jihad?

Comic: Anti-Romeo Squads For Women’s Safety Or Love Jihad?

Yogi Adityanath's Anti-Romeo Squads aren't helping, but harming. It doesn't protect women from sexual harassment but only curb women's right to love and of course, to prevent "love jihad"! Another way to stop empowerment.
Comic: I Believe In Equal Rights | Feminism in India

Comic: I Believe In Equal Rights

Dear #NotAllMen, thanks for "helping" us and "allowing" us to do things. It really makes us feel empowered to know that you're voluntarily not being another obstacle for us. Seriously, thanks for all the support.
In Conversation With The Casteless Collective: Dismantling Social Injustice Through Music

In Conversation With The Casteless Collective: Dismantling Social Injustice Through Music

The Casteless Collective is a political world music ensemble band which promotes and spreads the idea of equality with a primary intention of making people more politically aware and to understand the status quo.
Comic: Sexual Harassment In Beauty Parlours | #SalonSector

Comic: Sexual Harassment In Beauty Parlours | #SalonSector

This is the true story of three women (names changed) who applied to work at a unisex salon and were pressurised into performing sexual services.
Feminist Privilege

Custom Cuts: An Art Mini-Series About The Many Feminisms We Inhabit

Pia Alize Hararika and Malathi Jogi created Custom Cuts when they got tired of one too many pieces of unsolicited advice about "doing feminism right".

ABC’s For Little Pakistanis By Eiynah

ABC for Pakistanis was a joke children’s book I created to highlight some of the issues our community faces.
26 Crowdsourced Positive Posters On Mental Health #SupportNotStigma

26 Crowdsourced Positive Posters On Mental Health #SupportNotStigma

FII crowdsourced 26 positive posters on mental health support and end of stigma on World Mental Health Day as part of their #SupportNotStigma campaign.

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Colourism: Will The Indian Society Never Learn?

Colourism: Will The Indian Society Never Learn?

Sadly, Bollywood has not yet become “woke” enough to check their own standards of beauty and the rampant colourism, much less apologize for it.
Here Is Why I Shall Not Leave My Tattoos At The Door

Here Is Why I Shall Not Leave My Tattoo At The Door

Tattoos may be a form of art that a segment of the young generation is rapidly lapping up, but there are important spaces where they are still a taboo.
Kittur Rani Chennamma leading the battle

Rani Kittur Chennamma: India’s Valiant Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kittur Chennamma, queen of Kittur, was an Indian ruler to lead an armed rebellion against the British East India Company. Even though her attempt failed, she was an inspiration for the upcoming freedom fighters.