ISSUE VIIII

A single wardrobe ART (1)


A Single Wardrobe by Natasha Japanwala



December 9, 2021

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Cover Art by Fartashia  Natasha Japanwala is a writer from Karachi. Her essays and reportage have appeared in publications at home and …

Rhythm, Resistance and the Revolution: How women are changing the world of music in Pakistan

ISSUE VIII

Tutteya Ve-min


Song Review: Tutteya Ve’s Unbroken Resolve By Shehreen Umair



June 20, 2021

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Artwork by Aneesa Kaleem on IG Coke Studio 2020’s season opener was an all-women anthem which garnered over 900k views on YouTube …

The Musical workings Artwork-min


The Musical Workings of the youth that’s leading the music revolution in Pakistan By Khadijja Muzaffar



June 20, 2021

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Artwork by Wajiha Sherwani on IG   Artwork by: Emil on Instagram For this month’s issue focusing on music, we interviewed some of …

The Diary of a music artwork-min


The diary of a Pakistani music aficionada By Zahra Salah Uddin



June 20, 2021

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Artwork by Wajiha Sherwani on IG   The diary of a Pakistani music aficionada As I sit down to pen my thoughts about …

Feminist Resistance in Pakistan

ISSUE VII

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Soft Hands by Annum Salman



April 2, 2021

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Bio: Annum Salman is the debut Author of her poetry book, Sense Me, which revolves around the theme of identity; encompassing topics …

Rahma.


Rahma Ali



April 2, 2021

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I am currently a student at IBA Karachi, hoping to major in history. Apart from that I have always been a huge …

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Ayesha



April 2, 2021

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I am Ayesha, I make buildings (architect by profession) while I make space and movement (dance to resist) while I sing (chanting …

2020 a year in Feminism: Reflections, musings, opinions, thoughts & Feminist resolutions for 2021

ISSUE VI

shit that went down and other stories


Shit That Went Down, and other stories By Manahil



February 28, 2021

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I’ve been openly feminist for quite a while now. For over 6 years. And even before that I always have been one, …

Title Salt 2


Salt By Abeera Saleem



February 23, 2021

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  Artwork by Mahenoor Raphick When I think of the word Empathy I think of you I think of you because you …

Thinking Feminism, Connecting Struggles (2)-min


Thinking Feminism, Connecting Struggles by Maryam Mirza



February 23, 2021

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Artwork by Aneesa Kaleem 2020 & The Connectivity of Our Problems How soon will we realise that the problems of this world …

Violence, Bodies and Shame

ISSUE V



Metamorphosis of a dupatta



December 4, 2020

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



Anonymous Account



December 4, 2020

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



Women Ask Directions to a Place Where We Can Feel Safe



December 4, 2020

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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



“Such a shame she went mad” Rebecca and the “mad woman” in literature



August 25, 2020

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



Bechaari Behen Bechdel



August 25, 2020

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



Vow Of Silence



August 25, 2020

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 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


joonam



July 20, 2020

Contributions – Month 3

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


Behenchara



July 20, 2020

Contributions – Month 3

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


Healing Powers of Behenchara



July 20, 2020

Contributions – Month 3

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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



Will they understand me better if I come out?



June 6, 2020

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



Art by Laiba



June 5, 2020

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Star Crossed Lovers



June 5, 2020

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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


Paanchwin Manzil



May 6, 2020

Contributions – Month 1

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


Diary of an independent woman in a man’s world



May 6, 2020

Contributions – Month 1

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


The Rantings Of a Desi Feminist



May 5, 2020

Contributions – Month 1

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


Paranoia



May 5, 2020

Contributions – Month 1

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