May at Outspoken-ish
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Summer is here. In Northern California, we are inching closer to the 100 F/37 C mark. Heatwaves have, of course, pushed India over the mark already. There was this viral video from a few weeks ago showing a woman in Sonepur baking chapatis on a car’s bonnet under the blazing hot sun. Even watching the video, I could feel Loo winds on my skin. Many years of my childhood were spent in the Murshidabad district of Bengal where the summer’s heat could be particularly unbearable. I carry the memory of that time in my body, so much so that I wrote a short story set in Murshidabad with the summer’s heat serving as the overall vibe…
From a very hot Delhi, P. takes the lead for this month’s newsletter. She is going to write about the less visible and invisible labours of women using the movie King Richard as the jumping off point. You can expect thoughts on the workforce, motherhood (the month of Mother’s Day, remember?!), the labour of parenting, and much more. Also, hot takes on how societies and cultures (wrongly) portray women’s labor.
Coming to your inboxes soon!
In the meantime, stay cool and hydrated, dear friends!