Blank Noise is a growing community of citizens, women and persons, also known as ‘Action Heroes’. Action Heroes, are persons, like you, and me, stepping into their power and agency to shift the given environments of defence and threat, to trust. Action Heroes confront the fear. Action Heroes join forces to end victim blame, resonating #INeverAskForIt. Action Heroes speak about sexual assault, misogyny (when ready). Action Heroes offer listening in. Action Heroes heal.
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What does being Akeli Awaara Azaad mean to you?
Was it taught? Was it learnt?
Do you fiercely protect your Akeli Awaara Azaad spirit?
Do you take a moment to celebrate it?
What does Akeli Awaara Azaad mean in the context of being divorced, in a relationship, married, widowed, never ‘unmarried’, single?
#AkeliAwaaraAzaad on Instagram. Tag @BlankNoiseActionHeroes.
Akeli Awaara Azaad: the right to live alone/independent, unapologetic, free. Language Urdu/ Hindi.
Text on T-shirt is in Hindi. Urdu T-shirt coming soon.
There’s one story that pretty much sums up my spirit of being #AkeliAwaaraAzaad. For me, turning 26, has been exciting, challenging and rewarding. But, it has also meant being bombarded with regressive remarks about my single hood, my independence and my agency. Patriarchy had caught up with me, I was suddenly of marriagable age. I went from being 'single' to being 'unmarried'. 💩 So I was asked to send across an 'acceptable' photo of myself for its un consenting circulation among my family’s ‘Match Makers’. After many polite no’s, angry no’s, loud no’s, I gave in. I gave in, but not without a good laugh. I sent this badass picture to mommy dearest, giggling the whole time.
Did she giggle?
Eeshita - 1/ Patriarchy - 0
#TEDTalksIndiaNayiSoch, TED Talks in collaboration with Star Plus, hosted by Shahrukh Khan. (2017)
Photo credit: Amit Madheshiya
Meet To Sleep
Towards Our Right To Live Defenceless.
Sleep. Alone. Together.
Next MEET TO SLEEP is on Sunday, 16th December , 2018. Global Call For Action.
December 16, 2017, marked five years since the gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, also known as Nirbhaya.We pledge to not forget. Action Heroes: Allies, Citizens, Persons, Women, in India, built Meet To Sleep, across public parks in 18 towns, cities, districts. SEE MORE
Video: Moments Of A Long Pause . Year (2008). Interviews women and men across the streets of Delhi, Agra, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Kolkata, on street harassment. The piece was commissioned by Bronx Museum Of Art.