Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues and Nazariya: Queer Feminist Resource Group co-organised an event ‘Looking Back To Look Ahead’ on 22 September 2022. Founder and Executive Director Nidhi Goyal was on a panel titled ‘Making self-care and collective care relatable to our contexts!’
Other panelists included Arshiya Kochar from One Future Collective, Anindya Hajra from Pratyay Gender Collective, Bharat B from Vishakha Rajasthan, and the panel was moderated by Sonal Giani from IPPF South Asia Region.
The event sought to discuss how work on gender and sexuality could be sustainable while accounting for the well-being of people doing the work, and this panel focused on what self-care means for activists in today’s day and age.
Nidhi discussed how the self is located in a community, and the linkages between self-care and community care. She also questioned what self-care could mean when we want to be present and available for a community that has historically been marginalised and discriminated against.