A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Shikha Aleya

Interview: Shruti Arora

Shruti Arora is a feminist trainer and researcher in the field of Gender and Sexuality. In this interview, she shares her insights on collective practices of building safe and sexuality-affirming spaces for young people, in friendships and community, digital and healthcare settings.
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Interview – Kiran Bhat

Kiran Bhat is an author and polyglot who speaks 12 languages, and has written in English, Kannada, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin. His recently published book, We Of the Forsaken World, has been described as “the tales of not just sixteen strangers, but many different lives, who live on this planet, at every second, everywhere”.

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।

Interview: Shilpa Phadke

Shilpa believes loitering, just being, just hanging out in public places, is about ‘claiming the city with your body’. One of the co-authors of the book, ‘Why Loiter: Women and Risk on Mumbai’s Streets’ published in 2011, Shilpa has authored several essays and journals on issues of feminist parenting, gender and the politics of space, the right to take risks and related thoughts and concepts.
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Interview – Jasmine George

Jasmine George is a TEDx speaker, lawyer, and a sexual and reproductive health advocate from India. She is the founder of Hidden Pockets and currently curates conversations around sexuality and other fields. She is passionate about using alternative means in law and technology to explore sexuality
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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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