Early Orange Flower Nominees Who Are A Force for Feminism and Social Justice

Women raising their voices to support other women and those marginalised is certainly applause worthy, as these writers are doing.

We live in a modern time where human rights are crucial. However, for some reason, these rights remain limited to men. Women are still objectified. They are still considered inferior to men. Looking at these conditions, our contributors at Women’s Web have spoken up. Meet early bird nominees for the Orange Flower Award who are writing to demand equal rights and control.

Arushi Antara points to the toxic situations women often go through. Using real-life events, Arushi reminds us why keeping quiet is not an option. 

Vartika Sharma Lekhak writes to raise her voice against women’s suppression. Using her powerful narration skills, Vartika has published several anthologies to tell women their problems are not mundane. 

Dr. Nishtha Mishra discusses how institutions play an integral role in advocating the male gaze. Her work, comprising prose and poetry, discusses the matter of female harassment. 

Trisha Shreyashi is an advocate by profession. She looks at female empowerment from a legal perspective. Using the rights of females as the subject, Trisha analyzes the Indian justice system. 


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Jyoti Jha talks about women fighting against the system to make their mark. Her work is illustrative of women’s empowerment and an eye-opener for many. 


Amrita Sarkar writes about women who face social boycotts when they voice their opinions. Her narrative states that while technology gives women a platform to showcase their realities, patriarchy does not want women to speak up. 

Arpita Chowdhury bases her narrative on the depiction of women in media. She asks why women’s personalities are limited when today, they are shaping the social fabric of society. 


Ishita Basu questions the cliches attached to female friendships. She uses her skills to remind others what a female bond means and how this relationship need not always have a toxic tangent. 


Harjeet Kaur asks her readers about sustainable living and writes about social impact. With her writing, she is making her readers aware of their impact on the planet. 

 Mrigya Rai puts together pieces that acknowledge the contribution of some of the most prominent Indian women. Alongside, she also writes about the hypocritic treatment women receive in society. 

Akta Sehgal knows women are often perceived to be financially illiterate. With her subject knowledge and writing skills, Akta ensures that her articles empower women to handle their finances.

Jaswant Kaur has written several pieces on the issue encircling women and children. She reminds women that their rights are their own. Kaur tells her readers that if their rights are infringed, even by a partner, they must make noise. 

Tanushree Ghosh writes about social justice, diversity and inclusion, and human rights. Her pieces focus on how women lack autonomy in workplaces and at home because their role is viewed through the androcentric lens. Her work tells women how they can reclaim their position. 

Kajol Hinduja dissects the power of feminism in Indian cinema. She analyzes how certain movies and songs portray the reality of women in a hard-hitting manner. For Kajol, cinema is an integral social tool that can reform women’s positions.

Kashish Bhardwaj bases her piece on the violence women face. Even as survivors, women are blamed for the physically and mentally violent acts performed on them. Kashish asks how we can escape this blame game.

Neha Singh uses poetry and prose to vouch for body positivity in women. As a gym enthusiast and writer, Neha tells women the importance of physical well-being. Her work encourages women to rethink the meaning of a ‘normal’ female body. 

Dr.Pragya Kaushik brings to notice the various ways womanhood is being strengthened. She also helps her readers be cautious of the practices surrounding them in the real and virtual world. Dr. Pragya uses content to weave words into expressions. 

The writers mentioned above are using their content to uplift women all over. Their work is applaud-worthy. How many of these brilliant writers inspire you to promote feminism?

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Rhea Sakhardande

I am a researcher working toward understanding the complex fabric of society. I have a Master's degree in Sociology and am currently exploring Diversity and Inclusion in corporate spaces. read more...

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