To even build a comprehensive picture of intersectionality, we first need to understand how it functions within the domain of power and powerlessness, how it works within the day-to-day politics of everyday life and from there crystallizes in often unfruitful but sometimes productive policy formulation. This piece employs the recent policy proposition to subcategorize trans-individuals under the 'Other Backward Classes' category; as an example to shed light on the need for a comprehensive understanding of intersectional approaches in policy formulation.
“Dr. Stanton Peele popularised the notion that an individual can be addicted to not just psychotropic substances alone. His work claims that individuals are dependent on experiences, out of which experiences elicited as a result of reliance on a chemical substance are only scratching the surface.”
Last year, while some of us found the lockdown a necessary break from the hustle and bustle of the city life, “it's been a mixed bag for people with addiction along with mental health issues that are exacerbated by health concerns, financial worries, isolation and disruption in our daily rhythms,” as said by Anna Lembke, a Stanford Psychiatrist. From a government report, a third of Indian men, ranging from the ages 10 and 75, drink alcohol. “14% Indians are binge drinkers”, says WHO in comparison to the global average of 16%.
For an indigenous community, a cultural practice is a homogeneous identity; It is an heirloom handed down from generation to generation, a legacy of the collective self. Sadly though, Vulnerability (or words synonymous with it) has been the single most used term, particularly when describing the people that belong to the indigenous community. This kitschy mix has stirred the world at large to disregard the resilience, intellect, and dignity the indigenous tribe justly personifies as well.
Social media platforms are viewed as an invaluable platform for coping, where one can be heard without judgment and feel validated. Here, necessary and dominant human needs are often met with dexterity, sufficiently and calmly, all of which are inexpensive in all sense.
In the strife to be authentic and honing one’s individual experiences, self-disclosure when hastily conceived, poorly timed, or inconsistent, can do us more harm than good.
Trauma often results from a disruption in our ability to make meaning of; or process an event. Collective Trauma, however, is a shared emotional reaction, to a terrible event, over a shared span of time.
We live rich, complex lives with varied interests and continuously evolving personalities—so how can a single digital identity fully represent us?
Reimagining red and green flags in the context of queer intimate relationships