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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…
Excerpt from comic, "Finding Home"

Brushstrokes: Finding Home

For a lot of queer people, ‘home’ can hold complicated meanings. The space of one’s home can be fraught with bigotry and alienation, and be far from safe or comforting. And so, there is a quest to find alternate ‘homes’, to find a space where we feel truly accepted, safe and protected.
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