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Meena Kandasamy

The Poetry Of Meena Kandasamy: A Tool of Political Dissent

Meena Kandasamy and her poetry embody a long withstanding fight against the stringent subjugation and atrocities undergone by the non-dominant caste community.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: His Qawwali And Everyday Sexism

A recent realization has dawned on me that a dedication to someone like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his art, it becomes incumbent to point out the inherent misogyny contained in such works.
The Poet Speaks: A Heart To Heart With Aditi Angiras | Feminism In India

The Poet Speaks: A Heart To Heart With Aditi Angiras

Aditi Angiras is an intersectional feminist poet, founder of Bring Back The Poets and queer activist who uses the power of words to communicate and inspire.
Harnidh Kaur

In Conversation With Harnidh Kaur On The Online Feminist Movement

As a child of the Internet, Harnidh Kaur has become one of the leading feminist voices online with her poetry, positivity and honesty.
Dalit women poets

5 Dalit Women Poets Who Remind Us That Caste And Patriarchy Are Not Exclusive

Let us read about some Dalit women poets whose poetry challenged dominant caste norms and take us to the lives of their community.
Toru Dutt: A Bengali Poet Known For Her Poetry In English And French | #IndianWomenInHistory

Toru Dutt: A Bengali Poet Known For Her Poetry In English And French |...

Toru Dutt is often considered the first Indian poetess to write verses in French and in English. Yet, she did not live very long to see any of it.
Meena Kandasamy's Ms Militancy

Meena Kandasamy’s ‘Ms Militancy’ And Its Poems Of Resistance

In Ms Militancy, Meena Kandasamy's poetry wages a fierce resistance to Brahminical patriarchy with its defiant exploration of female desire.
spoken word poems

Five Hard-Hitting Spoken Word Poems About Being A Woman In India

Slam poetry is the art of writing words that are meant to be heard, not read. Here are five amazing spoken word poems by women across India.
It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn't Terrible, Oral Rape Is

It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn’t Terrible, Oral Rape Is

Took me years to peel off your words from my skin. Took me years to rub the roses off my eyes and see the red flags as they were. Took me years to learn oral sex isn't terrible, rape is. And that is what it was.
The Truth About Burqa By Zainab Rashid

The Truth About Burqa: One Young Muslim Woman’s Powerful Spoken Word Poem About Her...

Zainab Rashid created a powerful spoken word poem: The Truth About Burqa on her choice to wear it and on the embattled discourse around it.

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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.