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Accessibility and Sexuality

A few men knocking the door of an old Indian house. A few other men are trying to peek into the house through a very low railing.

The Editorial: Accessibility and Sexuality

We can speak of many situations in terms of access or its lack for all kinds of people, and it will always give us insight into the society we live in in two interdependent ways: one, it reveals a polarity between who is given and who is denied access, and two, it determines the big-picture human value given to the commodity that the access is contested for.
A woman in a wheelchair, smiling, conversing with another woman who is also on a wheelchair. She has long hair pulled to one side, is wearing frameless specks, and is wearing a red and black top.

Reflections on accessibility and sexuality

I thought of myself as a feminist activist much before I formally entered the development sector space. I participated in many protests and the celebrations and attended panels and talks on the different ways that gender and sexuality play out. I avidly consumed the abundance of information that the vast world of the Internet had…
Still from a Hindi film 'The Dirty Picture' (2011). A brown woman has open black hair, is wearing a black bindi, and a bright-coloured, deep-neck blouse. A man behind her is touching her waist. There are piles of oranges in the garden around them. They both are singing a song.

चुनौती पहुँच की – इच्छाएँ, कल्पनाएँ और विकलांगता के साथ रह रहे लोग

प्रत्येक फैंटसी या कल्पना एक बेहद ही निजी अनुभव होती है, भले ही यह मन में ही रखी जाए या दूसरों को बतायी जाए, और चाहे उसका सम्बन्ध यौनिकता से हो या नहीं। कोई व्यक्ति किस तरह से अपनी यौनिकता (या फिर औरों की भी) का निर्माण कर पाते हैं और यौन आनंद और इच्छाओं को किस तरह…
Two thick bangles are placed on a table. One is balanced in a vertical position as if to roll, the other is placed horizontally. One has red boundary, with thick yellow strip of colour in the middle, and a circular design in golden colour. The other one has golden boundary, and has traditional Indian design in blue and red in the middle.

Smart Bangle that Raises Maternal Health

Researchers have developed a high-tech bangle that notifies women of toxic fumes, in hopes of boosting maternal health in South Asia. The colourful, lightweight bangle works by issuing audio tips to help expectant mothers avoid harmful substances. As remote communities are receiving more services than ever, the bangle sends information directly to mothers – to…
A poster. Two pairs of feet in black - one facing towards us, another away from us is in the centre. Words "SAFE LOVE" and "LOVE STORY" are written on wither side. On the top left and right are drawn man-man couple, and woman-woman couple respectively. On bottom left is a man-woman couple. On bottom right is drawn a finger on a lip, in a "shh" gesture.

Striving to get information about my body

As a 17 year old who grew up in a relatively liberal Indian household, I should probably be proud of the amount of information I’ve had access to, in a society that believes that sexual health is not something to be discussed with teenagers. It might then be a little unnerving when I say that…
Couples sitting and kissing by a beach-side of an industrailised smoggy area, with palm trees and its' leaves waving in a strong wind.

Brushtrokes: Queering Bombay’s Public Spaces

This article/photo essay was originally published in Gaysi Family. In a society that heavily restricts expressions of sexuality, openly asserting your queerness is a difficult and important act. In an effort to push back against the erasure of queer people from Indian public spaces, photographer Sana Javeri Kadri has created a photo essay of queer…
A brightly coloured abstract painting consisting of painbrush lines going in all directions.

Poem of desire and (dis)ability

they say my body is broken they look at me with pity but little do they know when i scream your name and writhe in pleasure my body serves me well   they have labels for me and words like access and care are bandied about but do they know how we fit and how…
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