A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Shikha Aleya

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Interview: All This And So Much More

Reflecting on the theme of Spirituality and Sexuality for this issue of In Plainspeak, in an interview with Shikha Aleya, Lata says,“What might a spiritual approach contribute? It can lead you to understand that there is a core aspect of you that exists prior to and alongside the particulars that shape your identity - class, gender, sexuality, religion, able-bodiedness, etc..."
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Interview – Daniel Mendonca

Shikha Aleya interviews Daniel Mendonca who identifies as an intersex person and is a gender rights activist who has engaged with diverse groups of people in India and other countries, to expand awareness, build empathy and foster an environment that is accepting of diversity.

कुमाम डेविडसन के साथ इंटरव्यू

कुमाम डेविडसन एक स्वतंत्र पत्रकार, ऐक्टिविस्ट और शिक्षक हैं। वे पूर्वोत्तर भारत में क्विअर विषयों पर डिजिटल और प्रिंट सामग्री का संकलन करने के लिए संचालित की जा रही चिंकी-होमो प्रोजेक्ट के सह-संस्थापक भी हैं। शिखा आलेया के साथ बातचीत करते हुए डेविडसन, पूर्वोत्तर भारत में विद्रोह आंदोलन के साए में खुद के बड़े होने…
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Interview: Adsa Fatima

Adsa Fatima is a feminist, trainer and resource person working with Sama Resource Group for Women and Health. In this interview, she shares her insights on issues of privacy, safety and inclusion in the context of reproductive health, sexuality and rights, and the family and social environment that influence individual choices and decisions
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गतिशीलता और यौनिकता – आम मान्यताएँ और उनको पुनः परिभाषित करना

केवल एक तरह से जीवन जीने, या अपनी यौनिकता को अनुभव करने से अधिक और भी बहुत कुछ होता है। इसके लिए ज़रूरी है कि पहले तो हम अपने मन में इसे स्वीकार करें और इसके लिए तैयार हों।
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Of Mobility, Ability and Identity

People make assumptions about both mobility and sexuality and quite often reduce them to a few simple, unidimensional concepts. Sexuality is reduced to sex, marriage and the gender binary. Mobility is reduced to ableist concepts of body and capacity, and access to, or the possession of, a vehicle to get from point A to B.