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Pramada Menon

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Pramada Menon is an Indian queer feminist activist[1] and co-founder of Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA).[2]

In 1995, she attended the Beijing Women's Conference, which helped "shape her understanding of feminist activism."[3]

With a group of other women's rights activists, Pramada attended the “Culture, Society and Sexuality” course at the Sexuality Institute in Amsterdam and was inspired to establish a comparable institute in India. In 2000, she co-founded CREA[4] using a human rights framework and working in the fields of sexuality, reproductive health, violence against women and economic justice.

In 2014, Menon released her first film, And You Thought You Knew Me, a documentary that focuses on the LGBT community in India.[5] Menon is also known for her stand up work, "Fat, Feminist and Free" which has inspired other comedians.[6]

Menon's siblings are author Dilip M. Menon and feminist writer and political scientist Nivedita Menon.[7]

References[edit]

  1. "Pramada Menon: Why do families occupy so much of our headspace? • In Plainspeak". In Plainspeak. 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  2. "Interview: Pramada Menon • In Plainspeak". In Plainspeak. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  3. Deo, Nandini (2012-12-17). "Indian Women Activists and Transnational Feminism over the Twentieth Century". Journal of Women's History. 24 (4): 149–174. doi:10.1353/jowh.2012.0037. ISSN 1527-2036 – via Project MUSE.
  4. Bhattacharya, Budhaditya (7 October 2013). "Through a queer lens". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  5. Ghoshal, Somak (2014-01-03). "Eye Spy: Making visible". Live Mint. Retrieved 2019-10-28. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Mathews, Neha (2016-07-24). "Love, sex and romance for everyone". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  7. Sherinian, Zoe C. (2014). Tamil Folk Music as Dalit Liberation Theology. Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780253005854. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png



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