Behenchara

Violence, Bodies and Shame

ISSUE V

Artwork by Isma (@ismagulhasan) Ribbon turned school sash Which is to say, my growth Shameful as it is will draw Eyes otherwise, …

Artwork by Misha Ali (@nicenichecartoons) Some thoughts of a girl who was sexually harassed by her brother    Writing the title made …

Artwork by Misha Ali (@nicenichecartoons) Excuse me Sir, will you be kind enough to point us to a direction where we can feel safe, where our bodies do not feel like  crimes waiting to be committed, where hungry eyes don’t follow  us like we are the next prey in a long assembled line  where our hands do not need  to clutch pepper sprays and cars keys like weapons as a last resort (because you know what I mean)  and our lips are not numb from repeating Surah Yaseen on hundreds of prayer beads. Tell me where should we go in order to exist without becoming another rape or violence statistic? …

Womxn in Literature & Pop Culture

ISSUE IV

Artwork by Fatima Tanvir – @true.conversations on instagram By: Mahnoor Jalal Taylor Swift was right: no one likes a mad woman. Our …

  By Sarah Shamim   When I first heard about the Bechdel Test, I was both 17 and pissed as hell. Having …

 Artwork by Fatima Tanvir – @true.conversation on Instagram By Bakhtawar Azhar women you filled up the void with caring too much for …

The journey to Behenchara, importance, hurdles and necessity of creating sisterhood

ISSUE III

by Mina Shoaib And I am sitting here and I am looking at her and her crinkled tin foil hands and that …

Artwork by Mahrukh Khizar  By Shaezal N. Cheema The first time I heard the word behenchara was when my chemistry teacher in …

Artwork by Fatima Tanvir By Rohab Aamir  What did the journey to behenchara look like?/What behenchara looks like for me and why …

Desi Queerness

ISSUE II

This quarantine, like for most people has negatively impacted my personal and head space as well. I identify as a homosexual person …

BY: Arisha Ali Bio: Arisha is a self taught artist based in the UK. Currently doing her masters in education. She hopes …

Womxn's mental health during Quarantine

ISSUE I

by Shafaq Javaid I get stoned at Zara auntie’s. She lives in the apartment next to ours. She covers for me. Gives …

Mene thori si duniya dekhi hae to bohat kuch samjhti hu mae. Ab poocho ge duniya kioun dekhi tumne? Aurton ko to …

The quarantine is going great yaaroun. I get to cross things out of my to-do list every day, like “wake up” “don’t …

By Amal Awais Chughtai During this time of quarantining, I’ve been caught in a cycle of healing. I wanted something to reflect …