Sexuality And Trauma: How Fear Is Transmitted Across Generations

Sexuality And Trauma: How Fear Is Transmitted Across Generations

It had never occurred to me that what I experienced, growing up, was worth counting as trauma. It hadn’t occurred to me when grown men salivated over my twelve-year old, overgrown, ripe body, and made no pains to conceal it.
4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

When I found out that I was not the only victim of intimate partner violence, I realised that my silence was enabling his violence. I decided to start speaking out about it, and I want to share some common responses to highlight why speaking out can be re-traumatising and difficult to a survivor.
How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

After being body-shamed to such an extent I grew so dejected and downcast, that I avoided interactions with my classmates, opting to spend my recess in the library after grabbing a quick bite. However, little did I imagine that body-shaming would continue to dog me even in adult life.
How I Overcame My Trauma And Found My Voice

How I Overcame My Trauma And Found My Voice

I earned my PhD in fame, founded the CMCS and now take pride in helping other women find a voice in the post-Weinstein era and leave behind their trauma.
How the Trans Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

How The Transgender Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

It is imperative that the state’s ID processes take into account our complex lived realities, and try to make things simpler for us, but the new Transgender Rights Bill only makes it further difficult.
Josh Ningthoujam, A Trans Man From Manipur, And His Story

Josh Ningthoujam, A Trans Man From Manipur, And His Story

"I was taunted for hanging out with boys and everyone made me feel miserable about the way I was", says Josh Ningthoujam.
It Is Not Easy Being Gay In A Christian State Like Nagaland: Iohborlang Keven Hanson's Story

It Is Not Easy Being Gay In A Christian State: Iohborlang Keven Hanson’s Story

"Being gay, the onus unfortunately falls on oneself entirely – to struggle and rise above social stigma and nonacceptance to find oneself", says Iohborlang Keven Hanson.
How The #MeToo Movement Finally Granted Objectivity To Women's Stories

How The #MeToo Movement Finally Granted Objectivity To Women’s Stories

What is radical about the #MeToo movement is that the long overdue objectivity is now being given to the lived experiences of women, specifically of sexual violence.
Meet Laishram Sopin, A Trans Man And His Community From Manipur

Meet Laishram Sopin, A Trans Man, And His Community From Manipur

The reality of the lives of Trans men in Manipur is indeed complex. "Many of us continue to live extremely hard lives and some even worse despite the presence of a community", says Laishram Sopin.
How My Boss Told Me I Wasn't Glamorous Enough To Be A Journalist

How My Boss Told Me I Wasn’t Glamorous Enough To Be A Journalist

My stylist told me later how my boss would force him to get short clothes for me. He threatened him that he will be chucked out of his job if he did not get revealing clothes for me.

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"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

The belief that rapes in Kashmir is not a reality, or men thinking someone like them wouldn’t do it, puts all the onus on women and deludes the conversation about rapes and other forms of violence against women in Kashmir.
Why Higher Cut-Offs For Girls In Bangalore Colleges Is Regressive

Why Higher Cut-Offs For Women In Bangalore Colleges Is Regressive

The decision to keep higher cut-offs for women than for men for admission into pre-University in Bangalore is discriminatory. Here's how!