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ISHQ: Sexuality and Disability

October 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Sexuality and Disability project works on the premise that people with disabilities are sexual beings, just like anyone else. Skin Stories is a small independent publication born out of this project – most of its growing community of writers lives with physical disabilities, mental illness and/or chronic illness. In a culture where both sexuality and disability are fraught and complex issues, what does a media project that addresses their intersection look like?

The talk will attempt to address questions around why the ‘personal’ essay is significant, what ‘legitimate’ media is, and what kind of writing can be considered not only political, but literary. It will be of interest to anyone interested in gender/sexuality, disability, art, media, technology and/or culture, and will feature readings and visual art from the publication.

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Speaker: Shreya Ila Anasuya, Writer and Journalist

She is the Managing Editor of Skin Stories at Point of View. Her nonfiction and reportage is focused on gender, sexuality, culture, and human rights. She has won two Laadli Media Awards for gender sensitivity for her work, and is one of Laadli’s four South Asia fellows this year. She is currently working on her first book.


October 9, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality


LT 110
New Academic Block, Ashoka University Campus + Google Map