Artivism

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

Riot Grrrl

Reviewing The Riot Grrrl Collection: Feminist Movement From The 90s

Riot Grrrl is a revision of feminism, a fuck-your-girl-hating, lipstick wearing, violence resisting empowerment that still reverberates today.
women artists wikipedia editathon

Women In Indian Contemporary Art: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

For September, FII collaborated with Khoj International Artists' Association and co-hosted a Wikipedia Editathon on Women In Contemporary Indian Art.
goddess worship

The Paradox Of Hindu Goddess Worship And Feminism

The repeated use of goddess worship to symbolise an ‘Indian’ woman is problematic and brings forth several questions.
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.

Comic: How Does CSE Help Young People? | #WhyCSE

CSE covers a range of issues in an age and stage appropriate manner. It benefits people of all ages, genders and sexual identities!
Comic: Comprehensive Sexuality Education In Schools | #WhyCSE

Comic: Comprehensive Sexuality Education In Schools | #WhyCSE

Hardly any schools in India implement comprehensive sexuality education in their curriculum. Issues of puberty, relationships, gender roles and body image are issues that all children and young people struggle with, but which are ignored in their formal education.
kalmuhi-interview

Meet Pranjali Dubey: The Artist behind ‘Kalmuhi’

Kalmuhi is an Instagram page featuring feminist art on female bodies and sexuality, started by Pranjali Dubey.
Sarah Naqvi

Meet Sarah Naqvi: The Textile Artist Who Sews Feminist Embroidery

Sarah Naqvi creates art that attempts to chip away at the patriarchal construct of the "ideal woman" by portraying women simply as they are.
Infographic: Why Words Matter When We're Talking About Mental Illnesses

Infographic: Why Words Matter When We’re Talking About Mental Illnesses

It is important for us to pay attention to the real usage of these words because casually throwing them around trivialises the mental illnesses they refer to.

The Aravani Art Project: Inclusivity & Art With The Transgender Community

The Aravani Art Project, created by Poornima Sukumar, aims to create a collective space for the transgender community by creating public art.

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Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan was the most distinguished organic chemist of her times in India, with multiple publications in The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry and many notable others.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.