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Sharanya Sekaram

Sharanya identifies as a feminist writer, researcher and activist. She holds an LLB (Hons) and a Masters in Conflict and Peace Studies. 

Currently she works with The Grassrooted Trust as their Program Manager.  Grassrooted is also a part of the partnership that runs bakamoono.lk of which Sharanya is the English Editor – an online portal on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Sharanya also independently works as a project/program consultant, campaigner, activist, trainer/teacher, and researcher in the areas of sexual and reproductive health education, gender-based and intimate partner violence, online gender-based violence, gender education and workplace sexual harassment. Sharanya as a writer has been published on several print and digital media outlets locally, regionally and internationally including The F Bomb (an international feminist digital media outlet). She also writes a fortnightly column ‘The F Word’ for The Weekend Express in Sri Lanka and is regularly published on bakamoono.lk. You can find her on her blog ‘Writing From That Sekaram Girl’ and on

 

Feminist talk

The Politics of Self Care and Feminism

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 - 11:41 | 1,721 views

What is self-care in a time of hyper-connected people and devices and of image-saturated capitalism and what does it mean to speak about self-care in relation to feminist politics and the women's movement. Sharanya examines the politics of self-care arising from many discussions with activists, writers and campaigners.

"Self-care". Illustrations by Paru Ramesh