A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

people’s movements and sexuality

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.
An illustration. Seven almost similar-looking women standing cluless. They are all bald and anorexic.

A Disruptive Sexuality

People’s movements and sexuality. There is dissonance in this. Hugging trees, protesting dams, Swadeshi and boycott, anti-apartheid, anti-psychiatry, anti-war, child rights, flags, banners and marches. What does hugging a tree have to do with sexuality? Women’s rights, gay pride, these movements are people’s movements quite regularly seen in the frame and context of sexuality. But the others?
To the Beat of Activism on Gender and Violence in India

To the Beat of Activism on Gender and Violence in India

As someone who was surrounded by the sounds of music at home from my early childhood and with a parent who worked in rural education programmes, forming connections between art and (social) change wasn’t too difficult, albeit extremely challenging to explain to many other people who didn’t necessarily see the power that art has to deliver a message or be used as a tool for change.
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