Jyothi and Purushi, artists from Aravani Art Project tell us how how they are proud to be more than the society's made-up versions of their worth.
This article has been drafted with inputs from Philip C. Philip, a Delhi-based genderqueer social activist who currently works with the Human Rights Law Network on transgender initiatives.
A narrative cannot be silenced because it is falls outside the current norm. Onir tells us what makes him proud to be more.
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An illustrator. An artist. A poet and also, incredibly funny (and so, so much more) Priyanka Paul tells us what makes her larger than just the queer bracket.
I sit in my room every day now
Waiting for your call
To hear an “i love you” from you
With ‘you’ being all of me.
You fumble and drop sentences, your leg trembles and beats a staccato rhythm on the pavement while she patiently hears out your half-complete, constantly backtracking stories, nods and keeps brushing her hair back.
#ProudToBeMore is a campaign by Levi's exploring the narratives of queer people, but beyond their queer selves.
This is the story of three little pigs,
One built a house of hay, and the other of twigs,
And the mightiest, most pompous of the three,
Built a house of bricks under a Banyan tree.
For many of us, our queer identity is the one that is most questioned, attacked, and ridiculed - as though our lives, journeys and fights start and end with not conforming to the status quo.
If you don't know a person's preferred pronouns, always ask, or just use they instead of he/she.
Two people came along that sparked off another incredible alchemy within me. A messy change that scooped the confetti off the ground and merrily tossed it into the air again.
The book opens with Tobia's childhood in the section Kiddo, where they speak about their fixation with Barbie (and the hunky-dory Ken too!) and their curiosity about ‘pee-pees’ and 'wee-wees' if you know what I mean.
As a cisgender person, I also know that representation of people with other gender identities is rare. As a writer, it is one of my responsibilities, I believe, to depict a diverse group of people and make them feel visible, something that a lot of us did not have at a younger age.
Intersex people spend a lot of their lives doing this emotional labor for others because they are inherently responsible to be born an error.
Convinced that she was comatose, the two girls stared at each other for a second or hundred – the squeaky titters ceased.
Between all the talking and discussing and creating and artsy-ing, one thing is for sure: it will get your adrenaline pumping!
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Sadat’s book is a heartfelt coming-of-age story of a young boy who not only has to deal with the struggles of being gay in a conservative society but also has to survive war, starvation and intense loss while doing so.
Inspired by official prompts from #Inktober, which included suggestive words like #Sling, #Wild, #Ride, #Catch, #Ripe, etc. – Ghosh decided to give his illustrations a kinky twist.