Have you ever been left wondering if you were 'over-reacting' to someone's insistent hugs or invasive questions?
A faulty road surpassed by ghoul,
Where orange and grey masters rule,
Of an affinity towards a copper statue
Built in disguise in your greener side.
If this book has to be a homage to anything, it should be to the strength that the writer displays as he chronicles his life before and after being diagnosed seropositive.
For a long time, I prayed to God that I become a girl the next day and that people forget I was ever a boy -- because for me, to love a man, it was necessary to be a woman!
Narrative of traditional south-Asian families and their ideas of a fulfilling life is a central thread through the novel.
I have fallen in love enough times to be exhausted by it already.
The response I get from friends, marchers, onlookers during pride walks, where I march in different attires. It gives me a boost, and makes me proud for being out and talking about it.
There is no drama or scripted dialogues; instead, we get raw emotions and the reality of Cleo and her fiancé’s worlds.
God Loves Hair, Shraya tells us, and indeed, why wouldn’t God love hair? It is a part of one’s body and one’s body is sacred and not something to be ashamed of, and this is what Shraya’s text invokes
As a more feminine woman, I have often had people assume I am straight.
You know, you want it all. The attainable and otherwise.
And then one day, I kissed a girl. I do not know how it came to be. I kissed a girl I did not even like.
The first time I considered the possibility of being bisexual was when I was 16.
This graphic narrative is inspired by Ruth Vanita’s essay, “Born to Two Mothers, The Hero Bhagiratha,” and has adopted a version of the story from the same essay.
The room is too hot but my fingers are freezing. I sometimes wonder what it would’ve been like if we’d both come out in high school, if we would’ve tried dating for real.
The show has its moments, but for the most, it is something you have to power through if you turn off your brain.
You never had the courage to give our relationship a name
It concerned you more if the world found out & never looked at you the same
The film is the result of honest conversations with parents, grandparents and young people who identify as LGBTQ+.
The web-series received positive response from critics and the media, and made it to some festival selections, including AltFest NY -- New York's locally programmed Gay and Lesbian film festival.
She looks at me incredulously. She repeats, softly this time, “I want out.” I respond softly, “I know, babe. You got it.”