Over the past 2 years, I have learned more about the community's needs. My space has been acknowledged and my voice encouraged.
Nodding to people I am not listening
In front of her, I dream of her
I wish I had more teachers in my life who could have helped me in coming to terms with my identity. I wish I had more reliable sources and books within my access instead of having to search for things with no direction on the Internet.
I just know that if I do not take part in dismantling blocks of power that shouts oppression
Then I become one of them too
There is no neutral in the war
What does it mean for men to embrace feminism? What does it mean when we ask for a feminist masculinity?
I remember feeling like I was choking, the nervousness and anxiety squeezing my stomach. I felt physically unable to move, but kept up a positive front.
Recently in the wake of #metoo India I'd been thinking a lot about the violence we visit upon each other.
Sexuality and gender are fluid and ever-evolving. They grow with you and evolve as your thoughts, ideals, and beliefs evolve. My own experiences followed the same process of evolution.
She was born in the year 93 on a wintry morning inside a private hospital ward. She has no recollection of that day. Her grandma would tell her, “Your dad and I both jumped with joy when the nurse told us, ‘It’s a boy”.
Since childhood, I have gone through several phases in which I have assumed numerous labels trying to define my sexuality.
Upon hearing the clicking of the car door, I am startled, frightened even. But oh, it's just this one person I dote on. With furrowed brows and curiosity in their eyes, they sit beside me.
Can feelings of comfort and safety come in the form of a person?
For Hayle, a few swipes helped her find a home that can be carried around like a favourite cuddly blanket of comfort around the world.
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Restless thoughts were lingering on in my mind and I wanted to approach and talk to them. Because of the common attitude towards transgender people, I was shying away from them.
As we grow up, from childhood to adulthood, we have several phases– just because one phase is over, does not mean it didn't exist.
I realised that there is a fear of women who are in charge of their sexuality
A quick Google Search shows that people identifying as trans or gender non-conforming often face issues when traveling.
I wish this change in the law had happened a little sooner, but I am hoping that young children are not bullied the way I was back in school for my identity.
While questioning my gender and understanding the ‘concepts’ of masculinity and femininity only came to me years later, that was an eye-opener for me.