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The Women Driving India’s Digital Revolution: Harnidh Kaur

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Textual content via Zaral Shah. via Joshuva Navalkar

Harnidh Kaur, 23

Pushed via her fervent love for India and a need to proper its a lot of gender-related social injustices (she calls herself a “raging feminist” in her Twitter bio), Harnidh Kaur is energetic on more than a few social media platforms and encourages girls to freely talk about sexual harassment and frame symbol problems. Along with being an writer and poet, she additionally runs a food-centric Instagram account.

“I feel my on-line presence is a shockingly unique depiction of who I’m as an individual. I’m very truthful about my existence — the great and the dangerous. I’m additionally conscious about the intersections at which I exist, as a plus-sized lady from a minority group. It’s essential for me to place my reports in the market as a result of I stay pondering of ways remoted I felt when I used to be more youthful. Perhaps my phrases will lend a hand any individual else really feel much less on my own. I do that most commonly via writing. It’s hugely cathartic for me.”

“I really like Instagram. Most commonly as a result of I am getting to engage with such a lot of fabulous younger girls! Sisterhood and unity are in, and Instagram is for sure reaping its richest awards.”

“Feminism isn’t a pedestal. We aren’t in a large race with a certain finish function. It’s a limiteless alternate that burrows into the very cloth of the existence you lead. It’s a complicated, tiring, and incessantly faltering procedure. Nobody is born with the language, social equipment and equipment to grow to be the most productive feminist they are able to be. I simply make my adventure in opposition to studying and rising very public and truthful. I make errors, large ones, however I make a choice to hold on. That’s what issues. All I’m is relatable. I take amorphous complicated concepts and smash them down.”

“I began writing as a result of I grew up round poetry. It’s a hugely subversive type of literature. The grammar regulations bend, the foundations of syntax smash, and the concept what you spot is what you get is trashed. To write down poetry is to actively reject the conclusion that the whole lot has to make sense within the restricted scope you’re allowed — there’s extra, a lot more that you simply don’t know and not will. I write about contexts — mine, the arena I reside in, and the way I navigate it. Maximum of it’s deeply private — and, via distinctive feature of that, deeply political.”

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