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Years Of Sexual Abuse In A Family, The Collective Angst, And A Final Closure: This Is My Story

This post is part of TARSHI's #TalkSexuality campaign on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in collaboration with Youth Ki Awaaz. The author chose to remain anonymous. Last year in August, my paternal grandfather (dada) passed away. I was shocked at the pure occurrence of this eventuality translating into a reality; an end, that all members of my family had been waiting for. In…
Five transgender women dressed in colourful sarees, standing in the middle of the street.

I Column: Shades of Grey

Introduction: As this first-person account of Anita, a Devadasi in Maharashtra, Western India illustrates, issues of consent and violence/coercion cannot always be clearly demarcated as black and white. Anita’s account shows that there were definite instances of coercion in her life and equally, there were spaces where she was able to exercise her choice and…
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