Public spaces of education: The complicated nexus of shame, agency and resistance
For most of my life, public domains have not felt like a space I had any say or ownership in. They have always made me feel like a fidgety traveller. They were just places that I was existing in, in their liminal corners and not a place where I could express myself fully or that […]Read More
16 days of Activism, 2022 at One Future Collective
Started by the Centre for Women’s Leadership in 1991, 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. Each year, One Future Collective participates (OFC) in this campaign under the […]Read More
I want to be free, but patriarchy and capitalism tether me!
Every aspect of reality is gendered. ~ Kumkum Sangari. These words are exceptionally powerful and loaded with meaning. It holds extensive experiential truth, especially for women, who are marginal figures in these “realities.” But this oppressive reality of women is partly outside of her. A part of this reality has been introjected through a long […]Read More
Pride with OFC, 2022
In the month of June 2022, One Future Collective organized #PrideWithOFC, a month-long initiative to celebrate our queerness, build solidarity, and learn together about queer identities and politics. During Pride Month we: Built knowledge and visibility for the concerns of queer folks; Advocated for queer rights and liberation in our ecosystems; Nurtured safe spaces for […]Read More
Who decides what queerness looks like?
Am I queer? Yes. Do I tell people I am queer? No. It has been about 4 years since I realised that I do not really fit into the neatly labelled box of heterosexuality. In hindsight, of course, I always felt like I didn’t fit in, but back then I did not have the […]Read More
Pride with OFC: Over the Years
As a queer and youth-led organization, the centering of queer experiences in the systems we inhabit forms a crucial element of our work at One Future Collective. Pride Month is an opportunity for us to learn about and reflect on queer lived realities, informing our work towards queer rights and freedoms throughout the year. We […]Read More