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In this section, find powerful first-person survivor stories and personal narratives of rape, abuse, harassment, assault and other forms of sexual violence by Feminism in India.

Why I Was In Denial About Experiencing Intimate Partner Abuse

Why I Was In Denial About Experiencing Intimate Partner Abuse

Here is what no one told me about having boundaries violated by an intimate partner – you find yourself tied down in a tiresome, inconsistent cycle of love and of loss on one hand and of hate and anger, on the other.
To All The Traumas I've Lived

To All The Traumas I’ve Lived

I don't know which trauma I can link this incessant self-doubt to, people have this tendency to use 'trauma' and 'histories' to explain various character traits of a person, I do not think that is liable.
Facing Abuse From Within The Disability Sector: My #MeToo Moment

Facing Abuse From Within The Disability Sector: My #MeToo Moment

I wish many women in the disability sector would open up and talk about the sexual harassment they faced and all disability groups constitute their own sexual harassment committees.
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.
Overcoming Emotional Abuse At The Hands Of My Girlfriend: A Trans Man's Account

Overcoming Intimate Partner Violence At The Hands Of My Girlfriend: A Trans Man’s Account

We trans people are prone to intimate partner violence in our relationships as we are vulnerable due to lack of support, acceptance, and love.
As A Non-Binary Trans Person, I Was Told I Didn't Qualify To Be A Rape Survivor

As A Non-Binary Trans Person, I Was Told I Didn’t Qualify To Be A...

After coming out as a non-binary trans person, I was ostracised by my friends who helped spread homophobic rumours instead of supporting me when I was raped.
A Letter To My Brother: My First Friend, My First Abuser

A Letter To My Brother: My First Friend, My First Abuser

By day, you were my biggest enemy and by night, something even worse. You told me to touch you in weird places.
The Trauma Of Growing Up Amidst Domestic Abuse

The Trauma Of Growing Up Amidst Domestic Abuse

Where I was growing up, domestic abuse are normalised to such an extent that nobody even seems to consider it a problem anymore.
Experiencing Street Sexual Harassment Whilst Mapping Museums In Lucknow

Experiencing Street Sexual Harassment Whilst Mapping Museums In Lucknow

Street sexual harassment in forms of groping and stalking and the lack of corrective public policies hinder women's right to public space.
As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I was told that 'I shouldn't have opened the door.' But the fact is, I did open the door.

Being A Survivor Of Child Sexual Abuse Cannot And Should Not Define Me

As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I was told that 'I shouldn't have opened the door.' But the fact is, I did open the door. Indian children are pressurized too much into being a good person; they are told to behave in a certain way, to act a certain way, and to basically present a whole package of perfection in front of the world. What the naive child's mind doesn't know, is that being wronged is not equivalent to being wrong.

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Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”

Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”

Asking questions like “Have you faced caste discrimination?” is itself a sign of neglect on the part of those non-Dalits who have thrown it in my face directly and indirectly, multiple times.
Decolonising Sex: India's History Of Colonised Bodies And Sexual Repression

Decolonising Sex: India’s History Of Colonised Bodies And Sexual Repression

By decolonising sex, India would finally heal itself and attain sexual liberation from the western colonisation.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।