A digital magazine on sexuality, based 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


Picture of a female acid attack survivor. She is wearing a black headscarf and her eyes are turned downwards.

Mirroring Reality: A Conversation with Sabiha Sumar – Part 2

In continuation of Mirroring Reality: A Conversation with Sabiha Sumar  – Part 1 Sabiha Sumar presents the harsh reality of women’s lives in a poignant film ‘Saving Face’ – a documentary about survivors of acid-attacks in rural Pakistan. This time wearing the producer’s hat, she explained, 'Acid throwing is both an urban and rural phenomenon.…
A picture of a class full of young students with their four teachers standing at the back. One of the students towards the front is holding up a placard with Mary Wollstonecraft's name written on it.

Teenage feminism – coming to a blog near you

By: Chelsea Birkby at The F-Word. Chelsea Birkby welcomes the spread of the feminist movement online with open arms for changing young women's attitudes to feminism Feminism. When we were at school it just wasn't a thing. As smug kids who were more likely to say "It's different now, Miss" than listen to our teachers tell us about the…
Picture of Maya Krishna Rao, seated in a couch with a cushion beside her. She has white hair and rimless glasses, her hands are spread out, almost like she is in the middle of explaining something.

Interview: Maya Rao

In February 2014, Jasmine George from TARSHI interviewed Maya Rao, a performing artist and a professor currently teaching in Shiv Nadar University, for the March issue of the blog. During our interaction with her, she shared with us her journey as a performing artist and her experiences with young people addressing issues related to gender and sexuality.…
A collage of photos of various notable feminists including Madame Cama, Savitribai Phule, Ismat Chughtai, Sampat Pal Devi, and so on

जिनपर हमें अभिमान है !

जहाँ महिलाओं का अंतरिक्ष में पहला कदम महिला विकास की ओर एक बड़ा कदम है वहीं  समाज में हो रहे बदलावों में महिलाओं का योगदान भी प्रशंसनीय है जो सदियों से हमारे समाज को एक नई दिशा दे रहा है। 8 मार्च को ध्यान में रखते हुए जिसे ‘अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस’ के रूप में मनाया…
An illustration of the symbol that denotes 'female' arranged in a pattern

The Editorial: Women

As soon as March arrives, or even before it actually does, all the hullaballoo about Women’s Day begins. Since the turn of the 19th century, Women’s Day Observances had been held on different dates in different parts of the world. It was only in 1977 that the United Nations declared March 8 as International Women’s…
Illustration of a woman with her kids and a man with kids, joined together by hair and beard

Beyond The Simple Formulas

‘Woman? It’s simple, say the fanciers of simple formulas: she is a womb, an ovary; she is a female – this word is sufficient to define her.’ -Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex These words were written in 1949. The world has changed the lens with which it views women many times over, mostly because…