Smita is a queer feminist, currently working at Point of View, India, on gender, sexuality and technology. She holds a Master's degree in Media and Cultural Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her areas of interest include gender, queer studies, internet, technology, popular culture, films and TV shows, fandoms etc. Smita is forever in the search of good coffee.
In this set of interviews, Smita Vanniyar speaks to Japleen Pasricha of Feminism in India, and Divya Rajgopal of WhyHate. In separate ways, both these are projects of passion that find ways to reclaim technology for women and also others marginalised on account of gender non-conformity, sexuality, caste, religion and class. They discuss the pros and cons of anonymity, how to address online VAW...