A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South: We are working towards cultivating safe, inclusive, and self-affirming spaces in which all individuals can express themselves without fear, judgement or shame

Visual Corner

Visual Section

– Reel Review–

– Video Page

– Brush Strokes/photos/ cartoons

Brushstrokes: Queering the Map

How can we envision a queer approach that counters exclusionary practices? Queering the Map, launched in 2017 by Canadian designer and architect Lucas LaRochelle, is a community-generated mapping project that digitally archives queer narratives in relation to physical spaces. Click on the location pins – you can zoom in and out, and also drag the…

Video: Queering Public Space

How can we queer public spaces and what does it actually take? Can a particular kind of lighting, or adding fountains and sculptures, make a space more queer-friendly? What role do the rooflines of buildings play in the way we experience a space? This video, collaboratively made by Arup and the University of Westminster, illumines…
A black-and-white line drawing of a woman with wavy hair, multiple necklaces including one with a beetle pendant, earrings in the shape of a dice. There are stars on her face, and the only colour in the artwork is in the woman’s eyelids, which have been conceptualised as rainbows.

Brushstrokes – Scribbles

Scribbles: an Escape From the Mundane is a product of my thoughts and emotions when I was struggling to understand my sexuality and grappling with the idea of identifying with the spectrum of gender and sexuality outside the binary, but not being able to put a label on it.

Brushstrokes – Celebrating Sexuality

Taboos in relation to female desire, sexuality and the body are often addressed in my work. My recent artistic interest focuses on rituals that are primarily centred on agricultural communities in Bengal that involve the veneration of fertility symbols and celebration of feminine sexuality.
A wedding scene in a church with sunlight streaming in from the windows.

Video: “Un Sacré Mariage!”

What can celebrating sexuality look like? Un Sacré Mariage!, an animated short by Francis Papillon and Gregory Verreault shows us with aplomb, jest and buoyancy that one of the ways to do it could be by moving away from conventions and rituals.
A simple purple flower with a ring peeking out from its bottom is located at the top left corner of the image. The text “The Menu of Love” with a large rectangular border is at the center of the image, and the text “The School of Life” in bold yellow is located at the bottom right corner

Video: Alternatives to a Standard Relationship

Is a monogamous long-term romantic relationship the only kind of relationship available to us? This School of Life video explores alternative modes of relationships through “The Menu of Love” and prods us to rethink the notion of monogamous romantic love and coupledom.
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