Art & Poetry

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

Comic: How To Be A Woman 101

Comic: How To Be A Woman 101

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Sit straight, look pretty, keep quiet, wear this, tie your hair like this, study hard, get married etc etc etc. On and on we get instructions telling us to behave a certain way to be a woman. But can the biology of a person really determine their behaviour? Can we just leave women alone and let them be who they are? (That sounds easy, right?)
Comic: Shout-out To Parlour Aunties!

Comic: Shout-out To Parlour Aunties!

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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.
Miriam's (Useless) Guide On Depression

Miriam’s (Useless) Guide On Depression

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Depression is a complicated and debilitating illness. To put it into a form where those who have experienced it are able to identify with it and those who have never had it, to learn something from it, calls for incredible talent.
Feminist Privilege

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

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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".
Life of Amrita Sher-Gil: An Artist Way Ahead Of Her Time

Life of Amrita Sher-Gil: An Artist Way Ahead Of Her Time | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Amrita Sher-Gil's rare ability of depicting liveliness in the complex realities of her paintings, she portrayed the ideas of human bonds like no other artist of her time.
Podcasts, Poetry, Music: How The Arts Took Up The Fight For Mental Health

Podcasts, Poetry, Music: How The Arts Took Up The Fight For Mental Health

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As conversation around mental health grows in India, we look at how people are using creative mediums like poetry, cinema, music, and stand-up comedy to fight the stigma around it.
Comic: Male Feminist Allies Be Like...

Comic: Male Feminist Allies Be Like…

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The comic is to the point and calls out male feminist allies’ mansplaining, gaslighting, misogyny, abuse, among others.
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.
Spoken word poetry

Spoken Word Poetry and Resistance: Teaching Life, Sir.

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Spoken word poetry is one of the oldest means of story-telling. It has been around since poetry started being composed. Poetry was spread through oral means and only later did it get physically documented.
Victory

Rage and Victory [Poem]

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We will burn down into ashes only to rise above and reach the sky we will fill this atmosphere with flashes of our pride, victory and identity so high.

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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.