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Brushstrokes

A comic strip where two purple coloured figures can be seen snuggling on bed. There is a table with a laptop, two mobile phones, a slice of pizza, and a water bottle next to them. Behind the figures are two plants, a window and a bookshelf. On top left, ‘Let’s snuggle and forget the cruel world outside’ is written

Brushstrokes: The AVR Method

From being comfortable doing nothing in someone’s company or cooking and laughing together, to confiding in them our hopes and fears, feeling safe letting someone seeing us at our best as well as through our not-so-good moments is like ‘coming home’ in the world.
A black and white photograph by Arianne Clément of Marie-Berthe.

Brushstrokes: ‘The Art of Aging’

As Clément subverts ageist norms around beauty with her camera-work, the women and men (ranging in age from 70 to 102 years) who reveal themselves in this project give us a glimpse into their inner world and the rich and vibrant ways in which they experience sensuality.
Black and white image of a woman sitting in what seems like a waiting area. Three people can be seen sitting behind her

Brushstrokes: Singlehood and Sexuality

Alankrita Singh brings us a sparse and evocative series of photographs of women out in the world, by themselves. With a quiet defiance, it depicts women interacting with the world, at leisure, resisting the socio-cultural negativity they face when not under the care of men.

Here is how Anti- Feminist Trolls would ‘Save’ Free Speech

Originally published in Everyday Feminism: Here is how Anti- Feminist Trolls would ‘Save’ Free Speech In an increasingly digital world, online platforms have opened spaces for activism, conversations and community building. Individuals, collectives and organisations have been using this space to amplify voices, highlight issues faced by marginalised communities and lead social change. However, these…
A part of the webcomic ‘Closets’

Brushstrokes: Closets

Robot Hugs, in their insightful comic, take on closets as inherently oppressive structures built to uphold what is acceptable and what is not. They subvert the popular notion that coming to terms with and coming out with our queer identity is a one-time event as well as problematise coming out in itself as reinforcing that…

Brushstrokes: Do These People ‘Look Healthy’ to You? Here’s Why It Sucks to Judge Health by Appearance

We often look at people and, based on their appearance, assume that they are ‘healthy’ or not. Here is an insightful comic by Everyday Feminism that dissects the various assumptions around health that can be ableist, ageist, racist, sexist, as well as plain simple wrong. But, what about invisible illnesses? What about mental illnesses? Chronic…
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