A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Shikha Aleya

On a pink background, a blue gift-wrapped box with a bow

Biscuit tin

I keep on hold the colours and prints to wrap you in gentle delicate flowers or little cartoon lions and boys with fists that say Bam and Super / until I know what lies between your legs the cigar or the smile of consolation if you’re the first
A photograph of co-founder of QueerAbad, Anahita Sarabhai

Interview – Anahita Sarabhai

As a queer person, it’s hard not to think right away of chosen family. A term that has become relatively well-known by now, but not always understood I find. One of the primary support systems I personally, like many queer folx, depend on, are ones that we develop and nurture over time.
A photograph of an open, empty road in the countryside, leading to mountains.

Public Interview on Risk and Sexuality

Risk by itself is not a stigmatised subject, but sexuality is, and has been for generations. This has led to closeting, to shutting the door, on many necessary conversations about the risks to rights that millions of vulnerable individuals and many vulnerable communities live with, across the globe.

विविधता और यौनिकता – कुछ लोगों से बातचीत

इस महीने के इन प्लेनस्पीक के लिए 2 भागों में लिए गए इस इंटरव्यू के लिए शिखा आलेया ने कुछ ऐसे लोगों से बातचीत की जो अपने काम, अपनी कला के माध्यम से लगातार नये मानदंड स्थापित करते रहे हैं और जिन्होंने सामाजिक मान्यताओं और विविधता व यौनिकता के बारे में अपनी समझ और जानकारी…
A photograph of disability rights advocate and activist Amba Salelkar

Interview – Amba Salelkar

But not every issue of discrimination and conflict can go to a court.Say for example, affording privacy to a young adult with disability to understand their body and sexual responses, or enabling them to access accessible sex toys or assistive devices related to sexual pleasure.

Interview – Poornima Sukumar

We advocate the idea of reclaiming spaces in society by creating large wall-mural projects to raise awareness and to create a voice for the community. We are now finding more innovative ways to engage the community to come out in public spaces, also using the Internet and social media, to feel confident, safe and a sense of belonging.

गतिशीलता, क्षमता और पहचान 

गतिशीलता या मोबिलिटी को साधारण तौर पर हम स्थिति या स्थान बदलने के रूप में देखते हैं। यह एक जगह से दूसरी जगह पर पहुँचना हो सकता है, या केवल अपने शरीर को हिलाना हो सकता है या फिर दोनों ही। चल रहे किसी दोपहिया वाहन पर पीछे बैठे व्यक्ति या किसी वाहन में बैठी…

Interview – Manak Matiyani

Manak Matiyani, feminist and queer activist, experienced in facilitating youth leadership for social change, is the Executive Director of the YP Foundation. His work focuses on sexuality rights, gender justice, violence prevention, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights awareness. Manak has worked with diverse civil society organisations, grassroots groups, educational institutions, volunteer collectives and…

Interview: Sangeeta Rege

Sangeeta Rege is currently Coordinator /Director at CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes). CEHAT undertakes research, action advocacy and services related to operationalising Health as a human right for marginalised sections of the community. CEHAT acts as an interface between academia and progressive peoples movements. Sangeeta’s interests include issues of gender, sexuality,…