Writing Sisterhood (Series #1)

Graphic Archives of Feminist Movements Around the World

This collection of graphic stories illustrate Indigenous women’s movements and struggles that are so powerful and so staggeringly minimized in history.   Reading about female elders in the Kalinga region of northern Philippines as they fought to protect the river, or of Dolores Cacuango and the symbol of resistance she became

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The Revolutionary Friendship of Savitribai Phule and Fatima Sheikh

Savitribai Phule and Fatima Sheikh broke all the rules of their times. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, in the state of Maharashtra, they began India’s first girls’ school called the Indigenous Library in Fatima Sheikh’s home. In doing so they unapologetically defied Brahmanical and patriarchal oppression and

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Seven Times South Asian Film & TV got Female Friendships Right

Queen (2013) Finding a good girl friend is amazing in itself, but finding one while you’re on a trip by yourself is even more amazing! Rani and Vijaylakshmi in the movie ‘Queen’ are one such example. The line “Vijay nahi toh kya hua? Vijaylakshmi toh hai!” probably warmed all your

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Small Town Matters

I grew up in a small town where you can always find the neighbors, especially the aunties, in everybody’s business. I hated that in my hometown, everybody knows everybody and their business. I couldn’t wait to graduate high school and go to university so I could escape my father’s anger

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May Ziyadah and Malak Hifni Nasif: A Literary Liaison

In this article I am writing about a beautiful ‘Literary Liaison’ between two extremely illustrious Arab women writers—May Ziyadah and Malak Hifni Nasif— who not only challenged the norms of the society but even paved the way for future Arab women writers to voice their opinions fearlessly. These women set

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Radical Female Friendships against Monstrous Patriarchy

Collective article by Anjali Chauhan and Khushbu Sharma “Female friendships are amongst the most enduring, intentional, and mutual relationships of our lives. They are safe spaces for us to be authentically ourselves, without fear of judgment and retaliation”, writes Ava Gilder.  Living as a woman and navigating through a man’s

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