It is 2022 and we cannot really justify mainstream media’s reluctance with queer representation. Not to suggest that the progress made so far could be dismissed entirely in its effort, yet the accurate representation remains elusive in its execution. There are plenty of misleading examples resulting due to inaccurate representations. They have either contributed to inherent ignorance within people or been ‘celebrated’ under the tone of comic relief.
Every year, we see an alarming trend of an increasing number of transgender murders. With racism and police brutality rising, the lives of trans and gender-diverse people are at even greater risk.
The introduction of Sylvie, played by actress Sophia Di Martino, into the Marvel Universe sparked a never seen before frenzy. She lived up to her moniker as the female counterpart of wickedly gorgeous, crafty and, evil aesir of Asgard, Loki. But another reason Sylvie will live on in people’s imagination is because she mainstreamed gender fluidity than ever before.
You’ll be surprised to find that Pride Month is celebrated to commemorate the Stonewall Inn riots, which date back to 1969. At least, I was. Back then, it wasn’t a whole month, it was just one day, typically the last Sunday of June. Even then the dates weren’t fixed, and nowadays, we recognise the entirety […]
What is one of the biggest reasons for a quote, meme, movie, or music to go viral or gain a million likes and shares? – Relativity! We like and feel relatable to the movies we watch, the songs we listen to, and the piece of literature we read, isn’t that why we all have a […]
With the college semester coming to an end and the summer finally starting, it was obvious that most of us would have to start working, to pay off our last student debt. Fortunately for me, I had already found ways to pay it off before the summer so I can relax and enjoy now. As […]
Gender is a diverse spectrum. There are a variety of gender identities between and outside the categories of male and female. From cisgender to gender non-conforming, you could identify with any gender. Gender Identity is the personal sense of one’s gender regardless of their anatomy. One of the common examples would be a ‘tomboy’ – […]
Derogatory words, racial slurs, or even the way we address some people based on their caste will often have unintended effects attached to them. Harassment, sexual violence, and misgendering are given to trans people daily, and in some places, their basic right to live is even questioned. In India, almost all languages have a specific […]
To define the true colours of diversity, the example of our beloved country, India, is always taken into account by various people across the globe. Diversity by colour, caste, gender, religion and in various other categories, all of it is found in India. Still, there is something that stops our country from moving forward and […]
Nitya Singh aspires to be a Kathak dancer. Waking up at 5 to practice before she goes to school, is as natural to her as breathing. Although because of her shy nature, she never found the courage to tell others that she is a dancer. But that is going to change. She is going to […]