What does bodily integrity and freedoms mean to you?
17-year-old Priyanka Paul from Mumbai is the newest feminist artist you'd love to follow on Instagram. A teenage artist, she draws goddesses of colour with a fresh perspective and a feminist avatar. She depicts goddesses, who are traditionally seen as epitomes of feminine divinity, as young women, who are epitomes of feminist liberation.
Pranita Kocharekar really wanted people to know that they're not alone; she illustrates relatable feelings and emotions of an anxious person.
This feminine lends itself to reduction into numbers or lewd hand gestures. But the everydayness of the power, of her personal femininity, teeters on a thin edge. Every time her body makes her into a goddess, whore, angel, slut, or not feminine at all.
The film industry is definitely changing its ways of depicting female characters on screen, but in many eyes that change is slow and selective. So slow that we must celebrate the mere spotting of a "strong female lead”. And that is the idea behind Queens OnScreen. That the heroine is just as badass as the hero. That she doesn’t need to talk, dress or behave in a particular way to win hearts.
Rewriting that old duckling story, one verse at a time.
"Where Was Your Pepper Spray?" “You were even dressed decently!”
People are so used to bigotry, sigh!
Every woman is a virago as she exists. Could you accept two-thirds salary doing the same work?
What if physical diseases were treated like mental illness? You get the point!