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.
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”.
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.
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..."
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…