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Write something. Something that carries…
I think I wear shame well. Shame is an old friend. I remember the unison cries of ‘Jassi’ (after a TV character) as I walked down my school corridors. I could hardly look at the mirror without grimacing. I would look at my stretch marks, my tan, and…
How #MeToo Gave Me A Vocabulary To Claim Disability Rights
Written by Ria Andriani
Edited by Ankita Anand
Illustration by Viola Gesmundo
Is your desire to help more important than my consent?
You stand on the platform to catch the train in the morning. It arrives. You prepare to board…
A LIST OF THINGS I DID TRYING NOT TO KILL MYSELF
1. Read poetry
2. Watched 9 seasons of The Good Wife in a month, lying in bed
3. Lay in bed
4. Lay in bed
5. Smoked cigarettes
6. Smoked joints
7. Smoked cigarettes
8. Wait, more cigarettes
By Purnima Grover
I don’t exactly know where to start. I become so overwhelmed when I try to recap the journey and really feel proud to say that yeah I did it.
It was back in 2019, when everything started. It would be a good point to start as this…