January 31, 2017 1:49 PM   Subscribe

"In Hinduism, gods and goddesses are incarnations or avatars of the same holy energy, and while I'm not religious I definitely feel this shared sisterhood and power that comes with uplifting and positive femininity." Drag model bon_abhijeet just finished their first installment of #BadBeti on Instagram, honoring badass and inspiring South Asian women and non-binary femmes. It's hard to choose highlights, but I particularly like this one honoring Gangubai Kothewali, a mafia queen and brothel madam who fiercely advocated for sex worker rights.

Note: Abhi prefers they/them. If you need to brush up on Trans 101, this covers the basics.
posted by naju (4 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a HUGE fan of this project - I have to admit, I went into it only recognizing Mindy Kaling, Alok Vaid-Menon and M.I.A., but I feel like I learned a lot about South Asian/Indian/Indian-American history and feminist heroes!
posted by Juliet Banana at 2:36 PM on January 31, 2017 [1 favorite]

They are apparently simple, but there's a lot of fascinating detail. Well worth some scrutiny.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:38 PM on January 31, 2017

This is beautiful and inspirational, thanks!
posted by perrouno at 7:04 PM on January 31, 2017

I love these pictures and the intent behind them. Thanks for sharing them!
posted by daisyk at 4:36 AM on February 1, 2017

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