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

Ayqa Khan

A drawing of a woman plucking off her hair from her chin. Her hands and arms holding the plucker are also hairy. We can only see her bottom-half face, and a little of her arm. Screen reader support enabled. A drawing of a woman plucking off her hair from her chin. Her hands and arms holding the plucker are also hairy. We can only see her bottom-half face, and a little of her arm.

A Young Artist Wants to Give South Asian Women the Spotlight They Deserve

The women she draws, flanked by a mix of traditional South Asian motifs and totems of youthful American culture, are not hiding their stubble. They sit, stand and kneel in poses that do anything but hide their hair, as they smoke cavalierly behind a box of 'mithai' or cruise across a roller rink. More often than not, her female subjects are seen legs and arms outstretched, faces calm, cool and collected amid a backdrop of saturated purples, greens and oranges.
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