Will he respond? Will this one like me? Putting myself out there repeatedly made me feel vulnerable, not empowered.
The very purpose of ‘activist language’ is to foster inclusivity but it often excludes those who are not well-versed with English or the specialised jargon.
I had to do a masters in social science to understand the reality because I was never taught how caste, class and gender actually play out in society.
Not every sex worker is forced into the service, many pursue it by choice but the state fails to acknowledge their rights.
When you talk only to those you agree with, or listen only to news that affirms your opinions, you become more radical in your beliefs.
No matter how optimistic the future promised to us looks, the undemocratic means deployed to achieve it cannot be justified.