No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

When I think about the abortion I had, I remember feeling loved and cared for. I remember not feeling judged. It was emotionally liberating.
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From Terror To Acceptance: My Journey With Stuttering

Not only did I accept my stuttering, I also tried to win it over, making it acceptable for others to stutter too.
Adulthood: On Homelessness And My Blue Coffee Table

Adulthood: On Homelessness And My Blue Coffee Table

Homelessness has been an interesting experience so far. When I left my apartment last year in September I was not sad at all.
5 Things That Changed When I Moved Away From Home

5 Things That Changed When I Moved Away From Home

Once I moved away from home, my independent lifestyle gave me confidence and helped me grow as a person and as a feminist.
Exceptional Women: The Erasure Of Women From Public And Private Memory

Exceptional Women: The Erasure Of Women From Public And Private Memory

It is not simply the exceptional women whose stories need to be shared, but also the ordinary, the everyday of women.
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Somehow, My Dark Skin Determines My Entire Value As A Person

I understood that people who shamed my dark skin were also the people who were so unsure of their own mettle, unaware of their own prowess.
Aritra Sengupta

My Former Partner Aritra Sengupta Is An Abusive Sex Offender

I was made aware that my partner Aritra Sengupta physically abuses women. He had been doing this throughout the course of our relationship, to women, all younger than me.
tomboy

People Were Quick To Assign Me The Label Of Tomboy

The rejection of dresses and long hair as a little girl was the period which marked the beginning of the label tomboy being used to describe me.
motherhood

Why Motherhood May Not Be For Me

When you are conditioned to treat motherhood as the norm, the lines between conscious choice and subconscious conditioning blur.
my mother

My Mother Was The First Feminist In My Life – I Just Didn’t Know It

My mother never said a word about equality and yet, brought up a son and a daughter, with equal measures of love and self-confidence.

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Why Has Social Media Made It ‘Cool’ To Have Mental Illnesses?

Mental illnesses are real illnesses that have a harsh reality and are not tools to show off your ‘quirky’ personality on social media.
Kerala's Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Kerala’s Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Imagine paying a tax to cover your breasts? Kerala women once did.
My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

I had concerns about my privacy and my abuser's as we were both queer woman which meant that naming either of us would 'out’ us.