A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Maya Sharma

Black and white picture of a woman biting her finger

The Editorial: Films and Sexuality

The arts hold great sway on how sexuality is viewed, represented, and understood. Does art imitate life, or life, art? Or can it be tossed away as an inscrutable mix of the two influencing each other?
Black-and-white face-photo of Maya Sharma, middle-aged, white boy-cut hair, and is wearing specks.

जन आन्दोलन पर माया शर्मा के साथ साक्षात्कार – भाग २

नोटिस: यह अंजोरा सारंगी के माया शर्मा के साथ साक्षात्कार का दूसरा भाग है, इस साक्षात्कार का पहला भाग यहाँ पढ़ें। माया शर्मा एक नारीवादी एक्टिविस्ट हैं जो भारत के महिला आन्दोलन में पूरे जोश के साथ जुड़ी रही हैं। उन्होंने महिला मजदूर अधिकार एवं एकल महिलाओं पर किताबों का सह-लेखन किया है। वे वीमेन्स…
Illustration of a young man with his tilted back, and a pink bird flying out of his mouth. The picture has light pink background.

The Editorial: People’s Movements and Sexuality

For as long as we can conceive of the existence of human civilisation, we can expect there to have been people’s movements. The term ‘people’s movements’ itself refers to the inexorable nature of the human being: things always change; they fall apart and come together in dynamic fluidity, and this uncontainable, organic spirit of constant flux is some of the joy of living.
Black-and-white face-photo of Maya Sharma, middle-aged, white boy-cut hair, and is wearing specks.

जन आन्दोलन पर माया शर्मा के साथ साक्षात्कार – भाग १

माया शर्मा एक नारीवादी एक्टिविस्ट हैं जो भारत के महिला आन्दोलन में पूरे जोश के साथ जुड़ी रही हैं। उन्होंने महिला मजदूर अधिकार एवं एकल महिलाओं पर किताबों का सह-लेखन किया है। वे वीमेन्स लेबर राइट्स की सह लेखक हैं जो एकल महिलाओं के जीवन के बारे में है। वे विकल्प महिला समूह के साथ…
Painting showing caste differences. Two women squatting, facing each other. One wears a plain white simple saree without a blouse, and has a darker complexion. The other, of fairer complexion, wears a shiny purple saree with blouse, and a big nose ring. Below in cursive is written, "wild six paking the greenspad".

Interview: Maya Sharma on People’s Movements in India – 1

Maya Sharma is a feminist and activist who has been passionately involved in the Indian women’s movement. She has co-written Women’s Labour Rights, a book on single women’s lives. She is currently working with Vikalp Women’s Group, a grassroots organization in Baroda, Gujarat, that works with tribal women and transgender people. TARSHI volunteer Anjora Sarangi interviews Maya about her experiences with and observations about various people’s movements in India.
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