23.6.15

Widow. Desire. Conduct. Code. I Never Ask For It



Action Hero Sapna was widowed five years ago. Sapna is expected to wear white or dull colours and live a life of mourning. She contributes to the I Never Ask For It campaign with her desire to wear red. She was harassed and taunted for wanting to wear this garment. She says " It's my wish and my right. I will wear it . I Never Ask For It "

June 23rd marks International Widows Day.  

Build the I Never Ask For It campaign with your testimony . 
Garment is Witness. Evidence. Memory. 

What does being 'Action Hero' mean to you?

black board text by 'Yelahanka Action Heroes'
students at Srishti Institute of Art , Design and Technology in 2012
after a month long workshop with Blank Noise
on being 'Action Heroes'

19.6.15

Since 2012

Are you group/ organisation that formed after Delhi Gang Rape, 2012 ? ​( Do you know of a group )​We would like to list you and your area of work to create insight on recent organising. Please email in at blurtblanknoise@gmail with a short description of your focus area.We and many more get asked " what has changed since 2012 ?​ " Your new efforts are part of what's changing . Thank you. 

12.6.15

#INeverAskForIt Network-Nominate an 'Action Hero'!

Know someone or a group that does some incredible work on tackling‪#‎sexualviolence‬? Admire an actor, dancer, teacher, gynaecologist, programmer, rapper, singer, filmmaker, poet, neighbour, best friend for their zero tolerance for victim blaming? It even could be you!
Nominate them- or yourself- for the global ‪#‎INeverAskForIt‬ campaign. We'll be getting in touch with all nominees to build actions through which we can all say, #INeverAskForIt.

* Form designed by Action Hero , Rishita Nandagiri

11.6.15

Action Heroes on board as Evidence Gatherers For the I Never Ask For It campaign: Phase 3


Satya Gummuluri 
Ulm Germany
Satya is an artist originally from Bombay. She works with music, writing and
photography, as well as doing freelance translation, editorial and research
work. She has performed and recorded with jazz, world and improvised music
and dance groups in the US, Portugal and India.

Lijya Perayil 
Pune, India
I am currently a student of development at the Azim Premji University in
Bangalore. Conversations and spaces through which gender traverse leave
me fascinated. I love to  recycle, philosophize and travel.

Dr. Preeti Chawla
Bombay, India
I am a doctor & lecturer by profession, with an inclination for women
empowerment , child welfare and motivating the general masses towards
living a fuller life.

Sukriti Suryavanshi
Jaipur / Bangalore, India
My name is Sukriti Suryavanshi, I study Fashion and Design. I read Kamala
Das when no body is looking.

Abhisikta Dasgupta
Hyderabad, India
Hi, I am Abhisikta. I am an Engineer by profession but a rebel, a nomad and
an action hero at heart. I love reading, travelling, painting, dancing and I
speak 4 languages - English, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil (broken).

Ameya Gutta
Goa, India
I'm Ameya - Action Hero, aspiring filmmaker with a passion for
literature, media and culture, in-the-process feminist, lately bitten by the travel
bug.

Neeha Mujeeb
Istanbul, Turkey
Digital analyst, writer, global nomad

Abhishek Chaudhury
New Delhi, India
I am Abhishek Chaudhary, a visual artist and writer.

Anukriti Singh
Lucknow, India

Gynaecologists We Trust: From Amba Azad and Team


Last week Amba Azad tweeted a call for contributions, titled ' Gynaecologists We Trust' .

Initiated by @AmbaAzad and Team

This is an attempt to crowdsource a directory of trustworthy gynaecologists. Finding doctors who are on our side is hard enough, and when it comes to something as intimate as our internal plumbing, it's even more difficult.
We need gynaes who are well-trained, affordable, reassuring, and above all, respectful of any sexual or lifestyle choices we make.
We need doctors who know that not all people want their uterus, and that not all people with uteri are women.
We need medical expertise devoid of moral judgements regarding how we use our bodies.
And we need compassionate care that we can rely on when we are scared, in pain and sick, without any shaming for being promiscuous, queer, single, trans, abused, kinky, disabled, fat, childless, or any other aspect of our social identity that should have no relevance to the quality of medical care we deserve.
The folks who’ve spent time and energy filling out our survey to help us crowdsource this list have our gratitude! Our survey remains open, and if you have a positive experience with a gynaecologist whom you’d like to see included on this list, please do fill out the form yourself to share their info with us - http://goo.gl/forms/SL8WLOIqo9
If you have questions or feedback about this project, you can get in touch with us via email (docrecs@gmail.com), twitter (@AmbaAzaad) or by filling out the last question of our form along with an email address we can reach you at. (http://goo.gl/forms/SL8WLOIqo9).
Find a recommended gynaecologist in your city!

26.5.15

#DoingItRight Every Monday


'Mens Baby Change' When you see this sign You know Airport is

Affirmative Action Creates Ripples

Actor and celebrated 'Action Hero' Kangana Ranaut refused to endorse a fairness cream.  #DoingItRight
* Starting the week with some goodness. Look out for our #DoingItRight series every Monday, starting June 1st.

We're also calling for an 'Action Hero' who would be interested in curating ‪#‎DoingItRight‬ . This would mean tweeting 5 affirmative actions happening worldwide to build safe spaces. 
One year on from Safe City Pledge, we celebrate, who, what, where is doing it right, to eradicate gender based violence . Because we need to make the good visible. In saying " I Never Ask For It " here's what we're also asking for. Small steps. Big change. 

Requirement :
> minimum commitment - 1 month
> role- research towards #DoingItRight
> tweeting on Mondays

Rewards:> Action Hero-ism unbound
> Affirmative action could lead to happiness.
Apply. Email blurtblanknoise@gmail.com Starting June 1st !

Action Hero Team includes: Nehaa Mujeeb, Sukriti Suryavanshi, Vira Mistry

#DoingItRight Digest ( in order of most recent )

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June 29th, 2015.

top list #LoveWins @POTUS @usa #DoingItRight  by legalizing gay/lesbian marriage in all 50 states! 

affirmative news is good for you /us.  This monday  tell us who what where is #DoingITRight to eradicate #GBV #VAW @rishie_ 

When you have the courage to #DoingItRight . Many will follow. Affirmative Actions Ripple

.@iamjohnoliver discusses lack of legal consequences for online harrassment of women #DoingItRight #INeverAskForIthttps://youtu.be/PuNIwYsz7PI

Watch the top 7 #DoingItRight ad campaigns selected for the @sherylsandberg @Cannes_Lions Glass Lion award http://goo.gl/NjM1rP

Barnard Women's College will now accept those who identify themselves as women regardless of gender #DoingItRight #LGBTQwww.aol.it/1dQdWbn

NALSAR is #DoingItRight by granting India's first gender neutral graduation certificate. #LGBTQ http://goo.gl/gL0t0N

Clitoris + Glitter = Klittra - Sweden is #DoingItRight by crowd-sourcing word for female masturbation http://huff.to/1H9LtKw

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June 22nd 2015.
"If you are not yourself, then who are you?" Kids react to Caitlyn Jenner via @SheKnows #DoingItRight #LGBTQ https://youtu.be/eWCZIZwiCkY

2 women and 14 men are #DoingItRight by choosing vulnerability over aggression #Conscription #Lithuania http://goo.gl/2qTIMl 

Vrindavan widows are #DoingItRight with color, play, holi and celebration via @AJENews http://aje.io/gcmj

@MenCareGlobal and fathers from around the world are #DoingItRight in this heartwarming video #FathersDay https://youtu.be/uAFIc4Z_wrQ

@Google is #DoingItRight by tackling #RevengePorn #INeverAskForIt http://gu.com/p/4axmp/stw

June 15 , 2015
‪#‎DoingItRight‬ is brought to you by ‪#‎ActionHeroes‬@SukritiSuryavanshi @ViraMistry @NeehaMujeeb !
‪#‎Iran‬ s step towards ‪#‎DoingItRight‬. Minister ‪#‎AbdolhamidAhmadi‬ approves a govt proposal-allow women watch games http://t.co/hwQQe9hUVR

We celebrate Irani ‪#‎ActionHero‬ @Masih_Alinejad for ‪#‎DoingItRight‬. Build Desire. A wish. https://t.co/8S4oQ0Cjrr http://t.co/U2fFoYVUNj

19.5.15

I NEVER ASK FOR IT : CALL FOR ACTION HEROES AS 'EVIDENCE GATHERERS'

Action Hero Soni, I Never Ask For It.

No excuse for sexual violence I Never Ask For It
Global Call For 'Evidence Gatherers' : Action Heroes Report To Duty. Sleeve roll. Reach Out. 
Round 3 of Evidence Gathering begins on June 5th.
Sign up to build, shape, co create the campaign with testimonies addressing victim blame. ineveraskforit@gmail.com


Evidence Gathering - Team 3 
Farya Lokhanwala
Preeti
Ameya Gutta
Lijya Perayil

15.4.15

Call For Evidence Gatherers

Dear Action Heroes,

We have been working behind the scene this past month and are now reaching out to those of you who would like to be part of our testimonial building/ evidence gathering team for the I Never Ask For It campaign.

If you're interested in volunteering time towards this specifically, please do get in touch at the earliest. 
e: ineveraskforit@gmail.com subject titled Building Evidence 

This is process is divided in three phases. Phase 1 deadline April 20.
We will be sharing further details after your initial email.

Evidence building team includes:
Abhisikta - Hyderabad
Ila - Hyderabad
Teressa - Toronto 
Denisse - Toronto 
Naksha - Pune
Maria - Barcelona
Satya - Ulm
Shalini - Bangalore
Monica-  Bangalore
Priyanka - Bangalore
Anjora - Goa
Farya - Mumbai
Inti - Bueno Aries 
Lijya - Bangalore / Pune
You ?


7.4.15

My Wish. My Right. I Will Wear It


Action Hero Sapna

"I am a widow. My husband always told me to wear my nose pin even if he died. I wear this nose pin and people taunt me for it. According to my religion, women are not supposed to wear gold or any jewellery or the colour red when they become widows.  Widows don’t wear a nose pin. I am thinking of my husbands words and wearing it. What is wrong with that? I’m not wearing sindoor, or anything red.  If I wear a nose pin, what’s wrong with it? Is it a problem? "
I Never Ask For It.

I really wish to wear a pair of jeans and a sleeveless shirt. 
I want to take a photo wearing it on the Puri beach. 
Asking For It.

Action Heroes Build Evidence - Share your testimony