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The Gift of Unknowing: Why Heterogeneous Narratives are Important

Author’s Note: I draw from an idea put forth by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who speaks of the dangers of a single story....
Description: In a room with yellow walls, a young person with short hair wearing a sleeveless white top sits at a desk and types on their laptop. Plants grow outside windows.

When you’re very, very tired, you can’t throw your tired away

This essay is written by Urvashi Bahuguna and was originally published on Skin Stories here. ‘Why do I...

Queer Rights, Mental Health and Intersections: In Conversation with Sadam Hanjabam

Jhilmil Breckenridge of Mad in Asia Pacific speaks to Sadam Hanjabam of Ya_All about queer rights, Manipur, mental health and why these...

It’s Been a Decade: A Poem on Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Note from the author: ECT stands for Electroconvulsive Therapy; a form of medicalized intervention where a person is subjected to external...

“Feeling Not Seen, Not Heard, Not Understood”

Note: This long read essay is a result of a survey and study undertaken by the writers on unpacking loneliness in Indian...

Alzheimer’s, Amma and I

One November day, Amma locked the house and went out. There was nothing strange in this as this was something that she...

Dear Mumma, I Am Not A Bad Girl!

Editors' Note: Namrata writes on her journey to healing from narcissistic parenting. Everyone is unique and her method of healing may not...

Invisible Disabilities, Invisible Pain? Living with Bipolar Disorder and Fibromyalgia

Imagine this: You spend ten hours in bed struggling to fall asleep but still find no respite. You wake up tired and...

Side Effects of Living: An Anthology of Voices on Mental Health-...

Explicitly curated as a collection of “real stories by real people, not just creative writing or poetry about pain” (p. vii), Side...

Finding the Light Through Poetry

In 2015, I did an unusual thing — I signed up for an MA in Creative Writing. Middle aged women, especially Indian...