At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
It was a process and it happened much later in life. I must have been around 26 when I started calling myself a feminist.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
My aunt, a bunch of members from the organisation nirmukta.com and a lot of books.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
I have learnt to say no and also to never seek validation for my life decisions. I have also walked out of an abusive father and an abusive marriage - it would not have been possible but for feminism that made me realise that it was not my fault.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
I have created a community for female filmmakers to come together, create and collaborate (http://www.wmfindia.com/). I have also actively involved myself in social justice activism on issues of gender, domestic violence and LGBTQIA+ issues and several others.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
A world where I can walk out in the middle of the night for a stroll.
How I Define Feminism:
A notion that, being a woman I don't owe a damn thing to the world. A movement that strives to provide equal opportunities to all sections of the society without discriminating the oppressed or the marginalised.
Unassuming, liberated thinker fascinated by the universe, humbled by the nature and intrigued by humans. An eccentric, movie addict and an ardent lover of art.