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

body hair

Two dandelion flowers in a glass vase on a pink background.

A ‘girly’ feminist

Desiring motherhood meant veering into a more ‘girly’ territory, a notion that I had simultaneously been fighting and trying to embrace since childhood. I had understood that to be a feminist I had to be independent, be wary of men, dislike families and relationships.
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.
Four cups of different flavoured teas kept in a row horizontally. Next to each is kept corresponding dry tea leaves.

Of Green Tea, Weight Loss, and Living As #PCOS4Ever

"You know, most healthy girls get this disorder if they don't lose weight easily," chimed my high school best friend whose mother had recently informed her of some disorder related to irregular periods that bothered so many girls around us. Of course, at age fourteen, my biggest worry was of having to live with regular…
x