We’ve got been that includes the perfect writers from our writers’ neighborhood for his or her dedicated contribution to FII, making it what it’s in the present day. FII wouldn’t exist if not for the passionate and dependable feminist writers’ neighborhood that now we have steadily been constructing over the previous couple of years. This September, we function Mehwash Hussain.
Mehwash is a part-time author and full-time dreamer. She is a journalist who believes in spreading kindness via tales and searching ahead to creating an affect on the world together with her phrases. And when she’s not working, one can discover her getting misplaced on the earth of fiction. Sone of her common articles embody ‘Meri Beti Nahi Beta Hai’: Why Do Indian Mother and father Glorify Sons Extra Than Daughters?, Why Do Rural Girls Have Little To No Alternative To Take part In Politics?, No, Asexuality Is Not ‘Simply A Section!’ amongst others.
FII: Inform us somewhat about your self and what you do
I’m a full-time dreamer and part-time journalist. I’m largely discovered studying issues on the web from political information to memes. I’m very captivated with journalism because it permits me to learn and write extensively. I need to use my journalistic skills and abilities to make a distinction in our society and write tales on the underrated but necessary points.
FII: How did you develop into part of the FII author household?
I used to be scrolling via Instagram once I got here throughout FII and ever since that day it grew to become a routine to learn an article day-after-day. Once I got here throughout FII’s MOTM name for submission, I submitted my first-ever pitch in a heartbeat because the theme hit dwelling. It was revealed in that month which made me actually blissful as a result of it was a subject that I actually cared about. Together with MOTM themes, I began pitching tales to FII and thus started my journey as a contributing author.
FII: How and when did you develop into a feminist? Which points inside feminism are near your coronary heart?
I didn’t develop into a feminist as a result of I used to be all the time one. Ever since my childhood, when kinfolk used to indicate sympathy to my mother and father for not having a son, I got here to understand the deep-rooted patriarchal values and the way desperately I wished to problem them. Being a feminist in in the present day’s social and political situation is an immense want.
I care deeply about violence in opposition to girls, girls’s monetary freedom, gender inequality and discrimination on the premise of caste and faith.
FII: What’s your favorite piece on this website that you’ve got written, and your favorite piece on this website that you’ve got learn? Why did they strike you?
My favorite piece that I wrote for FII is ‘No, Asexuality Is Not A Section’. This text is necessary as a result of folks nonetheless don’t perceive asexuality and misread the that means of it. It took me an immense quantity of braveness to put in writing this text and are available out to the world. I’m grateful to FII for offering folks with a platform the place they really feel secure.
I don’t have one favorite piece however three on the FII web site specifically, The State And Its Males Are Not The Messiahs Of Muslim Girls; The place Are All The Girls In Journalism and I Am Afraid of Marriage: A Private Account Of Navigating Marriage Stress and Gender Roles. I’ve discovered myself regarding sure elements of those extraordinarily good items and undoubtedly, these articles are the truth of in the present day’s patriarchal society.
FII: What do you love to do when not writing about gender and social justice?
When I’m not writing, I dive deep into the world of up to date fiction, rewatch Wake Up Sid and daydream about assembly Shah Rukh Khan someday.
FII: What do you want about FII and our work? What extra would you prefer to see from us?
I like how FII stands out with its diversified tales on all of the necessary points that society doesn’t deal with. It’s a secure area for folks from all walks of life. I just like the considerate and thoughtful concept of the job and alternative board at a time when discovering a job is tough. FII is my go-to web site to grasp and study extra about feminism.
I want to see FII develop and attain a wider vary of viewers and be the voice of justice and secure area as it’s.
FII thanks Mehwash for her well timed and priceless contributions. We’re extremely grateful to have her as part of our writers’ neighborhood and recognize her for the deeply informative writing.