Dog momma. Student. Reader. Maybe a writer. In that order.
Cinderella in the basement isn't much in contrast to the princesses in the magnificent palace - restricted, silenced and trapped - so she speaks up for herself. An amazing, empowering new version of this fairytale.
A prodigiously talented, and orphaned, girl, enters the male-dominated world of competitive chess in the 80's. This coming-of-age story is a must-read for chess fans.
I'm judged for everything I choose; but periods? That's not what I chose! That was given to me by nature itself। So leave my periods alone.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (SAAM). Let's look at what we all can do to prevent sexual assault as well as create an awareness of the problem.
The shopkeeper takes a packet out and diligently wraps it in a black bag. Now I know it is a packet meant to be hidden from the men's eyes!
It is time we give better support to Indian women’s cricket team, which is breaking barriers every time - where are the big name sponsors?
Andhra Pradesh couple sold their daughter to fund their other daughter's treatment. Is this where we are at on International Women's Day '21?
What is 'beauty' and who decides? External beauty may be attained with the mask of makeup, but isn't it more important how I feel inside?
Gender stereotypes pass down from generation to generation until they seep into our lives under the cloak of culture. When will this chain end?
A survivor of gender based abuse is often asked why she didn't report it. Maybe she was asking for it? But how can she, when she is afraid of him?
Period tracker apps are a great way to keep track of the dates of your periods, and possible timing of PMS, and so many other things.
Despite the cramps and mood swings, I find menstruation to be a beautiful process. Let's shun the stigma and accept that it is wonderful!
It is high time we stopped commenting on a person's physical appearance. Just think, would you like to be criticised for your looks?
Have you watched Double Trouble with Smirti and Jemi yet? It's a talk series on YouTube that had its first episode in April 2020, and is worth checking out!
We are okay with cracking jokes on women being harassed and abused but aren't comfortable talking about periods! Isn't it time this changed?
In a country where talking of periods is a taboo, but cricket is almost religion, what better than get Rajasthan Royals men talk about periods for their huge audience?
Nothing else can make you glow, more than the strength you show. Do what you like or don't do it, nobody should tell you what is your fit.
Celebrating women writers with a curated list of my personal favourites!
A strong woman who spoke her mind and thought nothing of supporting her husband financially through his struggles, Santhi from the 2000 Telugu movie Sakhi, was a feminist.
Zomato gives paid period leave in an inclusive move for both women and trans employees. Being a household name, the awareness hopefully reaches deeper.
People should be worthy of respect. Our culture teaches us to respect elders. But it is the same culture that constantly demeaned and disrespected women.
Jyothika's movie Ponmagal Vandhal is enough proof that kids are being sexually harassed everywhere. It's up to us to be careful.
For those 5 days or so, don't worry about what someone is going to think about you. Accept that we are human and we have problems. We can speak about them. We can ask about them.
I was seven. I had no idea about clothes, except knowing that we wear a uniform to school.
Imagine a family which may not have enough money to raise a child. If it is a son, they'll somehow make both ends meet. But if it is a daughter?
Have you ever come across some of the most click bait articles that make you want to roll your eyes? Beware and stay away from them!
In the run up to this year's Mother's Day, it's worthwhile remembering what a mom is not. (Hint: Stop glorifying her).
Amazon Prime is streaming Thappad since last weekend and I finally watched it and learnt some lessons from these four women. This is why I loved them.
Changing your surname after marriage is neither legally necessary, nor something your husband can force you to do. Stand up for your rights!
Ever been annoyed by women who moral police other women? This poem is for you!
There's more to women than marriage and being an ideal DIL. Society might not support their choices, so we must, and also teach them to face such society on their own terms.
A country that could come up with a movie like PadMan is also the country that has barely any sanitary pad vending machines where we need them. Time to change?
From using code words about periods to wrapping sanitary napkins like a bomb, we keep periods a secret. It's time we changed that, says the author.
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