Written by Queermon The glass closet, like the glass ceiling, limits. There’s sometimes not enough room to breathe and you want to break free. It is like Sylvia Plath’s Bell Jar- wherever you may go, to Paris or to Istanbul, you are rotting inside. You are not just stuck but decaying and it is maddening … Continue reading Glass Closet
Written by Agender Witch National Coming Out Day was celebrated recently across several parts of the world. The inherent message underlying this celebration is that the personal is political. Homophobia, transphobia and queerphobia thrive in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance. If more people were out to their family, friends and colleagues, then it would … Continue reading TO BE OUT OR NOT TO BE – THAT IS THE QUESTION!
Written by Praks! To You, We are no longer best friends. We are no longer friends. In fact, we are no longer in talking terms. Yet I write to you today. Writing is a better option. It is not because I cannot face you anymore but because I cannot bear to see me shattering you … Continue reading The Letter
Written by Anush One professor made a mockery by asking my guide whether I am a man or woman? People try to curiously see why I always behave or act/dress the 'opposite' gender. Oneday one friend ask me whether I am feminist as my hair is short. I am bound to hide my gender … Continue reading My experiences in an educational institution in recent times
Written by The Window Patriarchy, Gender fluidity, Feminism are words and ideas that weren’t a part of my growing up years. I come from a partition-affected family. We are Sindhis, my family migrated from a village near present-day Hyderabad in Pakistan. Hindus, Sindhis, Sonara sub-caste. There has been a change in how some of my … Continue reading My Queer Rakshabandhan
Written by Agender Witch It’s been sometime since I was first asked about my gender. I was asked if I really identified as a cis - man. Did I really fit in? I thought I did. Now, I no longer do. How can I fit in with cis - men, when I think that gender … Continue reading Gender and I
Written by Div One big difference in between coming out during school and in college was where and how we saw ourselves as sexual beings. In school, to my friends my sexuality meant simply who I liked, who I had crushes on and what kind of porn I watched. But in college, with the new … Continue reading Silences (of the body and its desires)