Named one of BBC’s 100 Most Inspirational Women in the World, Kartika Jahja is an Indonesian singer-songwriter who uses music to break raise awareness about sexual violence against women and girls, and empower women to feel comfortable with their own bodies.
In a candid reflection on a recent sexual experience, writer Gina Chick makes it abundantly clear that she’s the sexual subject, not the object, of this encounter.
Chinese writer Lijia Zhang found out only recently that her beloved grandmother had worked in a brothel when she was young. This shocking discovery sparked research into China’s burgeoning sex trade, and her newly published novel, Lotus.
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Some 30 years after being sexually assaulted, Rebecca Novick has embarked upon an unusual art project, to explore her relationship with her body in a new way. “I realized at some point that I was having a conversation with myself in images, a conversation that for some reason I hadn’t been able to have in words, even with a therapist.”
Catriona Mitchell questions what happens when women psychologically ‘disown’ or disassociate from certain body parts, in an attempt to avoid the pain of harassment; and quotes from some fascinating new literature on the intuitive intelligence of our ‘lady parts.’