All it takes though, is one woman. One woman who speaks up, giving strength to thousands more who are facing similar, if not worse situations. One woman who speaks up, thus making it that much easier for others to do the same.
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.
Holi has become a premier festival for socially sanctioned sexual harassment. It gives a free pass in the name of celebration to harass.
Sibling abuse is an elephant in the room in many families, and in the larger society as well, where it is more often than not shrugged off as ‘Sibling Rivalry’.
It took me constant reassurances from them and a host of visits to the counsellors on campus, to understand I was a victim of the presence of hierarchy within the LGBT+ community.
What happens when the person that you trust & care for, rapes you? Rape, consent – neither can be a grey. They are, nonetheless, made to be.
Either we can all live with fear adjusting to the rules set forward by those who protect the potential rapists or fight Back!
Apparently, single women can't climb up the Charminar on their own and need to be accompanied by male company.
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.
By day, you were my biggest enemy and by night, something even worse. You told me to touch you in weird places.