Publications

Op-Eds

Why We Dislike the Idea of Being Girly

The breakdown of female characters into rigid categories, and the glorification of some of these as “ideal” stems from generations of misogyny.

LGBTQ+ Themes in Hindu Mythology and Indian History

Many Indians, mostly middle-aged and elderly Hindus, believe in a fundamentalist interpretation of Hinduism that portrays homosexuality as a Western “invention.” But on exploring some great Hindu mythological epics, it is quite clear that Hinduism is more liberal than the “western” (or Victorian) beliefs.

Personal & Creative

An Identity Crisis With My Name

I don’t remember when I first started to hate my name. When I started to hate the syllables, the sounds, and the look of it on paper. I don’t remember when my name became my enemy and when I permitted it to become so. When I allowed the first inherent part of my identity to slowly become something that I despised about myself.

Vulnerability as a Vice

However, I have come to realize that my disdain for the current dualist nature of vulnerability—one that positions vulnerability in opposition to invulnerability—has allowed me to create a dangerous dichotomy between vulnerability and strength. It is by my very own contempt for arbitrary gender associations that I fell into the trap of a “together woman” and demonized vulnerability in the process.

Expose

When is the Right Time?

The victim was threatened for accusing the successful basketball star during his career; Sonmez was put on leave for bringing up the topic after his death. If now is not the right time to talk about rape, when is it?

Abuse of Women in Athletics

The capitalist nature of these institutions/systems lead to the welcoming of such damaging perpetrators. The very systems these athletes are recruited by, present a set of circumstances no women should face– one which deeply reflects the gendered effects of colonialism. By sharing these women’s stories we can begin to understand the change that must come.

Reviews

Four Indigenous TikTokers You Should Know

TikTok now provides a platform for many young indigenous activists who are helping to educate others on their cultures as well as the issues they face. I highlight four North American Indigenous TikTokers who I personally have learned a lot from.

Night Witches and Gangs and Rebels, Oh My

Women of color have been written out of history in favor of white women and more specifically white male inventors and entrepreneurs. What this does is create a serious lack of diversity and representation for women. To highlight some of the brave women from history I would like to bring to light the Russian Night Witches, the Sukeban girl gangs of Japan, and Mapuche warrior Janequeo.