What if those who claim to be Abled had to respond to biases that the Disabled norm creates towards them?
Even under India’s new mental healthcare act, institutionalisation is still a problem
No one I spoke with wanted to ever be admitted to an institution again. All reported feeling lack of control and information regarding how long...
Still healing: A daughter’s view of domestic violence that I survived with my mother
Sometimes, I still think about it – if addiction wasn’t surrounded by stigma, if therapy was something everyone could access without judgment...
Nothing to ‘fix’: Sign Language and Deaf Culture in Delhi
A fully formed linguistic culture exists around sign language and the idea that deaf people need to be “fixed” by making them hear is ableist...
‘I’m blind. So is love. Get over it!’ Disability and stand-up comedy in India
Audiences are used to looking at certain types of bodies on stage – primarily young, abled male comedians. So when they see a person with a...
Comic: Living with Social Anxiety
Social anxiety is difficult to live with, mostly because it fills your mind with thoughts of self doubt.
Dear ex-therapist, when I say one thing, I don’t mean my mother
I cannot count the number of times we repeated the patterns: ‘Who does this insecurity belong to?’ ‘My mother’; ‘Who does this fear belong to?’...
Stumped: the possibilities and pitfalls of a cyborg world
Of all, disabled cyborgs are the most beloved and the most dangerous.
From speeches to implementation, Indian politics is discriminatory to people with disabilities
Disability and mental health are rarely the linchpins of political conversations, with work on accessibility and inclusion sparse at best.