Turning 50: Looking Back – And Ahead

“Now, I’m approaching 50 and it seems like this might be the time for a check-in.” By Anusha Shrivastava Fifty. That’s the figure which struck me upon reading a birthday card in elementary school: “On every birthday morning, count your age by friends, not years.” That’s the number which seemed attainable. At the time, I…

Simplicity is radical and empowering

As Sejal Shah’s collection of essays This Is One Way to Dance comes out, a collaborative conversation between Gayatri Sethi, Sejal Shah, and Namrata Poddar. A few months ago, I was browsing my Facebook feed when not one, but two South Asian writer friends posted thoughtful praise about This Is One Way to Dance by…

TWI Dil Se with Harish Iyer

Harish Iyer, Co-founder Jimme Foundation and the only Indian to be featured in the World Pride Powerlist, opens up about his trauma as a child sexual abuse victim and his journey to healing. Trigger Warning: The following content includes text with reference to sexual abuse and violence. “Harish and I caught up with each other…

TWI Substance : Sairee Chahal

Our aim is have over a 100 million connected over the internet’ – Sairee Chahal, Founder and CEO of SHEROES in an interview with Pooja Garg, Founder Chief Editor, The Woman Inc. PG: How did you get involved in this work? They say there is usually a personal experience which propels such passion. Is there…

TWI Substance: Elsa D’Silva

‘Our crowdmap with over 12,500 stories is one of the largest in the world and has been able to contribute to the conversations, understanding of the issue and also inspire solutions at the hyper-local level.’ – Elsa D’Silva, Founder & CEO of Red Dot Foundation in an interview with Pooja Garg, Founder Chief Editor, The…

TWI Substance: Harish Iyer

‘When you know what darkness is and know the way out, it is important that we hold a torch or lend a hand into darkness to pull someone else out to light.’ – Harish Iyer, Co-founder Jimme Foundation and the only Indian to feature in the World Pride Power List, in an interview with Pooja…

TWI Substance: Bishakha Datta

Without the point of view of women, what’s the point?’ – Bishakha Datta, Executive Director, Point of View, in an interview with Pooja Garg, Founder Chief Editor, The Woman Inc. PG: How did you get involved in this work? They say there is usually a personal experience which propels such passion. Is there a personal…

TWI Substance: Supreet K Singh

‘A few months into work in London, I faced sexual harassment at the hands of our then CEO.’ – Supreet K Singh – film maker, activist and COO Safecity, in an interview with Pooja Garg, Founder Chief Editor, The Woman Inc. PG: How did you get involved in this work? They say there is usually…

TWI Empowerment: Domestic Violence Safety Planning During COVID-19

COVID policies such as working remotely and sheltering in place might be combating the pandemic, but for many abuse victims, home isolation is a dangerous option. Combined with the pandemic’s financial and emotional burdens, domestic violence poses a growing threat to safety. Below is a proposed safety plan with practical methods to help victims protect…

TWI Empowerment: Domestic Violence Safety Planning

Many victims of domestic violence may struggle with accessing adequate help or learning how to protect themselves and their children. Below is a proposed safety plan with practical methods to help victims escape from dangerous situations. Victims are encouraged to use and personalize these methods to address their current situations. Find the “safest room”, or…