Zeenathunnisa is a zonal lead for Janodaya Trust, where she coordinates the setting up and running of shelters for survivors of domestic violence. Previously, she was a field worker for Domestic Workers' Rights Union where she organised domestic workers in several pockets of Bengaluru. This was in addition to her administrative and book-keeping responsibilities.
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As part of the Feminist Internet Research Network, we are including a series of short pieces on reflections by researchers on the ground, and in this piece, the writer explores how it is possible but also difficult for her to do social work and awareness building, and shift to doing research.