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.
The issue is why are Bengali women’s eyes being exotified to sell their value to men so that they date us or find us sexy?
This is something that resonates in most Indian households where procreation is sadly a commitment, with very few women especially those like us who belong to a socio-economic privileged group having a say in what we want to do with our bodies.
The incident that took place in IIT Kanpur was not regarding some drunken fight for slots or cheating, rather it was regarding something as basic as women's safety.
A short story set in 2023 about the young Kairi, whose life and future are shaped by the social, political, and cultural forces of...
Feminism turned my life around. Viewing the world with a feminist lens changed the way I perceive it and it has made me wiser than ever.
When I think about the abortion I had, I remember feeling loved and cared for. I remember not feeling judged. It was emotionally liberating.
My brown skin is a source of endless fascination for the summer months. I am about as useful as a paint chart to my white friends.
Dear family, we live in the same house, but you have created a distance between us that leaves me feeling miles apart from you.
As a trans man, I had felt a constant discomfort with my body during my entire childhood as I faced discrimination at both my home and school.