A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

self-care and sexuality

The Editorial: Self-Care and Sexuality

The Editorial: Self-Care and Sexuality

What is the self, and what does it mean to give care? Philosophers, activists, artists, scientists, people of all inclinations and positions have pondered on, played with, and struggled to come to meaningful definitions about the issues these questions address. Without care, can there be a self at all?
Self-Care and Masturbation – Let’s Give It the Female Perspective It Deserves

Self-Care and Masturbation – Let’s Give It the Female Perspective It Deserves

And that is sadly the case with so many women. Speak of exercise and nutrition as a path to wellbeing and self-care, sure. They will read Prevention and Health type of magazines, employ a personal trainer, go to a yoga class, or follow a dietician’s advice. But speak to them of yoni eggs, masturbation and self-pleasure, and you are suddenly not speaking a language they understand!
Women, Too, Have the Right to Fun

Women, Too, Have the Right to Fun

Relatively speaking, women, particularly upper-middle-class women, have greater legitimacy in the new privatized spaces of consumption like shopping malls and coffee shops than in public spaces like parks or promenades. However, these are far from uncontested spaces
Politicising Self-Care and Wellbeing in Activism as Women Human Rights Defenders

Politicising Self-Care and Wellbeing in Activism as Women Human Rights Defenders

Stress, burn out, uncontrollable emotional outbursts, depression, anxiety, migraines and cancer, are some of the effects that human rights defense work has on women human rights defenders (WHRD)s around the world, and the ones that often make them quit their important work. AWID spoke with Jessica Horn, Senior Advisor for the African Institute for Integrated Responses to Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS (AIR) about the politics of self-care and well-being for WHRDs.
The Way to Wellbeing in These Happy Doodles!

Brushstrokes: Happy Doodles

We found these heart-warming doodles that are dedicated to staying conscious of things that matter for our personal well-being and our relationships with others but that we tend to lose touch with from time to time.
On Mental Health and Being a Transman

On Mental Health and Being a Transman

I did everything to change my gender expression from masculine to feminine. I started wearing feminine clothes, started growing my hair, and I even had a boyfriend. But the more I pushed myself to be feminine, the more depressed I became.
Romance Yourself

Romance Your Damn Self*

An experimental haircut, trying on a new pair of earrings, a bright lip colour, or even wearing a skirt when your legs aren't waxed and walking confidently down the street: these are revolutionary acts of self-care and self-love.
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