A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South
The Editorial: Self-Care and Sexuality

The Editorial: Self-Care and Sexuality

What is the self, and what does it mean to give care? Philosophers, activists, artists, scientists, people of all inclinations and positions have pondered on, played with, and struggled to come to meaningful definitions about the issues these questions address. Without care, can there be a self at all?
Self-Care and Masturbation – Let’s Give It the Female Perspective It Deserves

Self-Care and Masturbation – Let’s Give It the Female Perspective It Deserves

And that is sadly the case with so many women. Speak of exercise and nutrition as a path to wellbeing and self-care, sure. They will read Prevention and Health type of magazines, employ a personal trainer, go to a yoga class, or follow a dietician’s advice. But speak to them of yoni eggs, masturbation and self-pleasure, and you are suddenly not speaking a language they understand!
Women, Too, Have the Right to Fun

Women, Too, Have the Right to Fun

Relatively speaking, women, particularly upper-middle-class women, have greater legitimacy in the new privatized spaces of consumption like shopping malls and coffee shops than in public spaces like parks or promenades. However, these are far from uncontested spaces
Politicising Self-Care and Wellbeing in Activism as Women Human Rights Defenders

Politicising Self-Care and Wellbeing in Activism as Women Human Rights Defenders

Stress, burn out, uncontrollable emotional outbursts, depression, anxiety, migraines and cancer, are some of the effects that human rights defense work has on women human rights defenders (WHRD)s around the world, and the ones that often make them quit their important work. AWID spoke with Jessica Horn, Senior Advisor for the African Institute for Integrated Responses to Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS (AIR) about the politics of self-care and well-being for WHRDs.
It’s Time to Take Back Our Minds!

अपने मन को वापस लेने का समय आ गया है

ऑड्रे लार्ड ने एक बार कहा था, “अपनी देखभाल करने का ये मतलब नहीं कि मैं स्वार्थी हूँ, देखभाल स्वयं की रक्षा करना है और यह एक सियासी संघर्ष है”।…

टेलीफोन के दूसरी ओर उम्मीद की किरण : आत्महत्या रोकने के लिए आसरा की हेल्पलाइन सेवा के अनुभव

जॉनसन थॉमस [संपादक की ओर से: स्वयं की देखभाल करने का सीधा मतलब है अपनी मर्ज़ी से कोई भी ऐसा फैसला करना या कदम उठाना जो हमारी शारीरिक, भावनात्मक और…
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