A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Prarthana

picture of a group of young girls posing together, in rural India
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Class, Caste and Choices

Choices about life, relationships and desires are all defined based on socio-economic background, caste, class, gender and sexuality. When these young girls found a comfortable and safe space, they openly talked about their desires and experiences and how they negotiated their existing environments in order to pursue their desires.
Face of a woman and its mirror image below it in a black and white abstract art.

Veiled Desires

I still remember my early childhood days when we used to get lessons on caste in our day-to-day lives. Coming from an upper caste family in rural Bihar, my siblings and I learned early on the privileges that come with being upper caste. Many elders in my family would often discriminate against others who were…
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