How could I be trans if I didn’t tick off all the correct checkboxes demanded by politics, law, society and even the transgender community itself?
Why must others judge her appearance and grace
When true beauty is not confined to a face?
In a world obsessed with the outer shell,
She knows in her heart inner beauty dwells.
What if we refused to assimilate? What if we collectively decided to dress in a way that made it so society could not render us invisible?
मेरा लिपस्टिक और लिपस्टिक के रंगों के साथ हमेशा से एक यौनिक रिश्ता रहा है। लिपस्टिक से मेरी पहचान निशानों और धब्बों के रूप में ही हुई थी।
As clear as I was about my sexuality, I was just as unclear about how I wanted to look and what felt good.
While there is an oversaturation of information on sexuality, accurate, inclusive and affirming information is few and far between. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) offers us multiple pathways to address these dilemmas.
After all, comprehensive sexuality education is also not just about knowledge giving. We want experiential educators who include the modalities of art, dance, music, theatre, etc., to address our lived sexual experiences.
We requested some sexuality educators to speak on some of the priorities they identify, and also to share directions towards possible ways that could move us forward together in the Comprehensive Sexuality Education landscape, keeping in mind that there are many different constituencies and interest groups involved.
I often imagine if I had been able to access friendly and empowering comprehensive sexuality education from my childhood, how different my life would have turned out to be.
‘Is the future so dark?’ you might ask. I am here to tell you that it is not. As you begin your exploration into the world of queer theory and feminist theory, you will learn that the straightjacket version of sexuality cooked by our families was undercooked.
“It’s rather unfortunate that our educational institutions and systems are so reluctant to understand, or they simply ignore, the importance of providing our youth with CSE that can help erase the shame and crippling self-doubt around sexuality, bodies, reproductive rights and wellness.
व्यापक यौनिकता शिक्षा एक संवेदनशील मुद्दा है जिसे लोग अनदेखा कर देना ही आसान समझते हैं, चाहे इसकी वजह से किशोरावस्था से गुज़र रहे लोग अपने शरीर के बारे में उपयुक्त जानकारी के न रहते हुए ग़लत फ़ैसले क्यों न ले लें।
ये बड़ी विडंबना की बात है कि आज भी किशोरावस्था से गुज़र रहे लोगों से उनकी ‘हिफ़ाज़त’ के लिए ज़रूरी जानकारी छिपाई जाती है। ग़लत जानकारी और मिथकों का प्रचार बिना किसी रोकथाम के होता रहता है।
It is unfortunate that one of the most fundamental processes of human life is shunned to the extent that we’ve been taught, and so we learn to dismiss the natural feelings our bodies produce.
They lay eyes on him, they see a body out of the gym. A black, thick beard, in a need…