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SISA Spaces and Sexuality

How much support is enough?

This article was originally published here. This article not based on any studies I know of, but then I know so little. However, in my experience, anyone who is sexually marginalised, or practices a form of sexuality that isn’t deemed ‘mainstream’, is more prone to mental health issues, than their straight, monogamous, vanilla, let’s-have-sex-once-every-night counterparts.…
एक चित्रण जिसमें एक लड़की को एक सड़क के बीच में खड़ा दर्शाया गया है। लड़की ने अपने दोनों कंधो पर एक बस्ता पहना हुआ है जिसमें से एक चाँद और एक तारा बाहर निकल रहे हैं।

Between Fear and Freedom

We are led to question what ‘safety’ really is: Will it be guaranteed by going gently, if at all, into that good night? Is it at all possible to freely and safely explore who we are and the world in which we live?

Becoming a Womxn: An Autobiography on Pleasure

This article was originally published here. The canvas of a city is experiential – from the walls and windows that bear stories, to the grey and inky streets they get spilled into. As city-dwellers and storytellers, to be visible is a necessity, and as state subjects, what is necessary is also negotiable. In what ways…
Book cover for Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal. The cover depicts two women dressed in traditional salwar kameez standing on either side of a series of magenta buildings, enveloped by a silhouetted dome shape of a gurudwara with a deep bluish-purple backdrop. The margins are a dense criss-cross pattern in golden. Two short review extracts are aligned to the top left and top right corners

Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

The story is so well told and is written with such a light, deft hand that it is almost easy to miss what makes it so quietly radical. To review it within the scope of exploring the coming together of literature and sexuality we must begin with its central cast of characters – the widows.