Mental Health and Wellness

Mental health and wellness is very important to me. I am vocal about it, I write about it. Last year I started a Mental Health and Wellness section for Feminism in India — I write for the section as well as curate content by others who work in the field, who have a perspective to Read More

For Feminism in India

A few months ago, I created a mental health and wellness section for Feminism in India and started curating content, interviewing people and learning more — head over there and check out posts by people about living with mental illnesses, resources for coping, interviews with organizations working in the field. This is our attempt to Read More

Twitter, the Online World and Many Faces of Gender Based Violence

This is a piece I wrote a little while ago about the ways in which I have seen gender-based violence discussed and play out on Twitter. “As our understandings of gender based violence evolve, it is clear that it is no way limited to spaces where physical interaction occurs. It can take other forms including Read More

Recent Notes on Feminism

Cross-posting links to two pieces I wrote recently for Feminism In India: http://feminisminindia.com/2015/09/14/women-in-india-contradictions-and-cliches/ http://feminisminindia.com/2015/09/03/an-open-letter-to-the-anti-feminists-in-my-life-and-yours/#.VfjNPBFViko Read More

Interviews

I recently did an interview with Radhika Vaz, a stand up comedian, for Women’s Web. It was great fun chatting about her work and experiences. Read more at this link. Read More

New beginnings

I recently started working as a remote intern for Women’s Web, an online platform for Indian women. I have been following them for a while and enjoy the online content as well as their weekly newsletters. My first piece is a short commentary on a quote by Frida Kahlo and you can follow my work here. I Read More

The No-Nonsense Guide to International Development

I am doing an independent study for a class and part of the ‘research’ is understanding the history and evolution of development studies as a field. This of course necessitates an understanding, even if cursory, of the history of development. Ambiguous, contentious, contested, the list of adjectives is endless and is you can see fraught with doubt. Of course at this stage in my program I cannot claim complete ignorance of the history of development, but my understanding is fragmented, often starting arbitrarily post the second World War. I am not going to devote this post to rehash what has been said and written eloquently by many others, I will save that for my’research’. But I will strongly recommend ‘The No-Nonsense Guide to International Development’ by Maggie Black to you. Read More

Cross-posting

Hello, hello. I hope 2015 has been treating you well. Spring is almost here in Minnesota, as is graduation and a series of life choices. I recently had a piece published in the journal Reconsidering Development, an e-journal at the University of Minnesota and thought of cross-posting to share and reignite the website. Here’s the link Read More

Welcome

Thanks for your interest. This is my professional website. I also blog at www.shrutisaxena.blogspot.com Read More