When I think about the abortion I had, I remember feeling loved and cared for. I remember not feeling judged. It was emotionally liberating.
The mother's house should be the place to teach daughters feminism so that daughters are not valued as a commodity for the marriage market.
I was really conscious of the ascribed North-East identity only when I left Shillong and arrived in Delhi.
Period-shaming women is a patriarchal sport, anything exclusive to women becomes gross and becomes another reason to oppress them.
I had the perception of knowledge as a neutral, accessible platform, and a year in quizzing shattered that assumption.
अगर रिश्तेदारों के अनुसार लड़कों से दोस्ती करना, विरोध करना या अपनी बात कहना कैरेक्टरलेस होना है तो ‘मुझे गर्व है कि मैं कैरेक्टरलेस हूँ|’
"Negotiating culture, motherhood and my own identity in a Western country is blinking hard work," says an Indian mother of a white daughter.
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.
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.
There is a dominating notion that there could be a perfect body where this perfection in question is quantifiable and definable.