Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Art & Poetry

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

Sum Total [Poem]

Sum Total [Poem]

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

The F-Word: 10 Common Myths About Feminism Debunked

"Feminists have no sense of humour" and other myths about feminism debunked!
desi women illustrators

5 Desi Women Illustrators We Should Know About

These desi women illustrators are putting their thoughts out there in their work and engaging audiences socially through artistic flourishes and strokes.
Comic: What Is Intersectional Feminism? | Feminism in India

Comic: What Is Intersectional Feminism?

Intersectional feminism includes everyone. It includes people of different body types, races, ethnicities, castes, religions, disabilities, genders and sexualities. There's nothing exclusive at all about feminism. It isn't feminism, if it isn't intersectional!
साल 2017 में इन 6 कलाकारों की कला बनी मील के पत्थर | Feminism In India

साल 2017 में इन 6 कलाकारों की कला बनी मील के पत्थर  

जाने 6 ऐसे कलाकारों की कला से को जिन्होंने महिलाओं पर केंद्रित मुद्दों पर अपनी बेबाक-बेहतरीन रचनाओं से इस साल मील के पत्थर बना दिया|
the ugly duckling

The Different Duckling [Poem]

Rewriting that old duckling story, one verse at a time.

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.
virago

Every Woman Is A Virago As She Exists [Poem]

Every woman is a virago as she exists. Could you accept two-thirds salary doing the same work?
Comic: Shout-out To Parlour Aunties!

Comic: Shout-out To Parlour Aunties!

Parlour aunties have this amazing talent of shaming you by asking you the simplest questions. It's just one of the examples of everyday sexism. Though you can't really blame them for thinking that only married women should have sex (or only women who have sex get Brazilian waxes). It's so intrinsic to our patriarchal society.
spoken word poems

Five Hard-Hitting Spoken Word Poems About Being A Woman In India

Slam poetry is the art of writing words that are meant to be heard, not read. Here are five amazing spoken word poems by women across India.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

This playlist is just a personally curated list of songs that I like to listen to on a particularly bad day or just to feel good. I hope you find a song, or better if a song finds you.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.