Queer Feminist Writer, Editor, Feminist Communications Strategist, Gender-Based Violence Activist, Podcaster, and Former Journalist and Community Media-person
In this edition of #AtTheIntersection, community activist and mobiliser, Archana KR speaks with Shruti Sharada about her personal experiences with disgusting (understatement!) public #toilets during her travels, and her passion for ensuring safe, clean toilets for womxn and girls, not just on highways but also at government schools in #Karnataka.
Congratulations on winning the National Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2020 for report on sexual violence of flashing & how it isn’t discussed on #laadli #LMA2020
Head over to our YouTube channel to watch the live streaming of event.
The Orange Flower, 2021 - Starts at 5.
Winning article: https://shespeaksworldywca.org/all-my-anxieties/
'Beyond the Cistem' has been imagined as a gathering space where a safe queer network, as well as an informed and respectful allyship zone can be fostered. In a world of stark divisions, we are trying to forge a network of persons who believe in building bridges and in learning how to fight for a world where heteronormativity and 'cis'-dom are not the default conditions for social acceptance.
This edition of At The Intersection featured Apoorva of Queer Womxn Collective India and Shruti Sharada of The Feminist Reading List. Both of them use She/Her pronouns.
The discussion touched on the importance and challenges of building safe spaces for #queer persons. In the COVID era, the loss of safe queer spaces has hit the community hard, and bringing folx together on virtual platforms has become an effort in compassion, sharing, problem-solving, and surviving.
Congratulations Shruti Sharada on winning the Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2020 (Southern)
We talk to Shruti Sharada about what is a safe space and how can we create a safe space for ourselves and for our kids at home! Incredibly insightful and helpful conversation!
The 10th edition of The National Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2020 held yesterday honoured a large number of women creators.
Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivityinstituted by PopulationFirstare held every year to honour content creators and media persons, people who use their platform to highlight gender issues and insensitivity.
Reading The World That Belongs To Us – An Anthology of Queer Poetry from South Asia proved to me that being queer is a very personal and complex experience that defies labels.
'At The Intersection' is a multi-edition series of talks, discussions, safe space conversations, and live streams that will discuss topics that come under the umbrella of 'Intersectionality'.
In the first phase of this series, we will be addressing 'The Body and Intersectional Representation', with specific points being made on shaming, stigma, access, identity, exclusion, erasure, transition, and more when it comes to our bodies.
On July 4, 2020, we zoomed into Ableism and Body Representation, focusing on lived experiences, popular culture, social media engagement and allyship.
In the Insta Live version of At The Intersection, two womxn got together to speak on work, mental health, and queer realities during the pandemic.
At The Intersection - Part 4 - All About Feminist Podcasting with Surabhi Srivastava and Shruti Sharada
Surabhi Srivastava and Shruti Sharada had a fantastic conversation on Reproductive Justice and the practical realities of realising a 'Feminist Podcast' during At The Intersection's 4th edition.
Podcasting is fun, but also a lot of work. Feminist Podcasting also means a lot of research and conscious representation based on intersectional ideas.
I woke up today to a sublimely beautiful morning.
A cool breeze is wafting in from the outside. The trees have been growing fast, determinedly covering our view of the buildings beyond with a green curtain. A light drizzle keeps up a pit-pat beat as the drops touch the leaves. Most people around seem to be still asleep. It is quiet, the time before voices wake up and start filling the air with tensions. It is the kind of light, stress-free morning that I cherish deeply.
At a virtual event organised recently by Bengaluru-based White Swan Foundation, I shared a few of my experiences and perspectives on violence against women, especially at home. I was joined on the panel by fellow World Pulse sister, Kirthi Jayakumar.
Conversations on abuse often focus on escape and legality, but the issue of sustained violence is a deeply nuanced one. You are speaking about a human being, not a 'case', not a 'statistic'.
I am not the most original thinker to state that This Quarantine (TM) has been a weird beast to be forced to befriend. Fully aware of my immense social privileges, including the privilege of being able to protect my life, I risk stating that this has been a phase of great mental churning.