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Sex in the Times of Menopause

Sashwati Banerjee is the Managing Director of Sesame Workshop in India. Ms. Banerjee leads the organisation in its mission to create innovative, engaging content that maximises the educational power of all media to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop in India, Ms. Banerjee was the Program Director and Communications…
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Beauty Dictated; Beauty Discovered

Should we train it to think well, all these minds would see reason in similar things and they would come up with the same absolute reality – a universal Truth. That Truth would be a reflection of the Natural order for all humankind. That Truth alone would be beautiful.

स्वयं की देखभाल एवं खुशहाली के बारे में मेरी सीख

घरेलु हिंसा विषय पर काम कर रही एक नारीवादी संस्था के साथ सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता के रूप में अपने करियर के शुरूआती दिनों में हर रोज़ मेरी मुलाकात लगभग 10 – 15 ऐसी महिलाओं से होती थी जो किसी न किसी रूप में उत्पीड़न और हिंसा का सामना कर रही होती थीं। इनमें से ज़्यादातर महिलाओं…
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एक अदृश्य विकलांगता के साथ जीते हुए खुशहाली की चाह

पिछले साल के जुलाई महीने में मुझे बताया गया कि मुझे फ़ाइब्रोमायल्जिआ नाम की बीमारी है। आप में से जिनको इसके बारे में नहीं पता उनके लिए बता दूं कि फ़ाइब्रोमायल्जिआ में पूरे शरीर में कुछ विशेष जगहों (जिन्हें टेंडर पॉइंट्स कहते हैं) पर लगातार दर्द बना रहता है। फ़ाइब्रोमायल्जिआ के साथ कुछ और लक्षण…
illustration of a woman who's face is covered holding a baby to her chest. her face is half hidden.

Postpartum Depression: Deromanticising Motherhood

As depicted in various forms of media, society has unrealistic expectations of how mothers and motherhood should be – enamoured by their babies, to feel only happiness at being a mother, being completely focused on their babies, living in the ‘glow of motherhood’. Being depressed is simply not seen as an acceptable response.
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What I learned about Self-Care and Wellbeing as a Sexuality Rights Activist

Working as a sexuality rights activist in a repressive environment can take a huge toll on people’s wellbeing. It is therefore important that we as social workers, activists, advocates and everyone else involved in this work take care, take care of ourselves and each other, be supportive, give that extra push to someone who needs it, and allow ourselves to make mistakes.
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