Poetry with Swastika Jajoo

06.00 PM - 08.00 PM

Conflictorium
Gool Lodge Opposite R.C High School of Commerce, Delhi Chakla, Ahmedabad, India 380001.

Open For all.

2019-03-17 18:00:00 2019-03-17 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Poetry with Swastika Jajoo

Swastika’s performance will be centred on her interactions with her grandparents, gender, mental health and chai. In her poem ‘Short Hair’, she says “I’m comfortable in my own skin, sir/ I don’t need you to stitch me another.” She invites you to share glimpses of this journey of self-care that has enabled her to feel at home in her body, and how it isn’t the easiest but is definitely the most essential. She hopes to leave you with a little more of you. Bring your friends and spread the word!

About the performer: Swastika likes to think that she can be found in some quaint cafe with a really cool vibe socializing over a glass of red wine. Usually, though, she’s found at the tea stall around the corner drinking chai far too carefully because she’s afraid she’ll spill it on her copy of No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai. She’s vegetarian, but she accidentally ate octopus. Well, in her defence, she was in Japan at the time. She heads to Tohoku University this April on a scholarship by the foreign ministry of Japan. Aside from being a full-time chai drinker who makes self-proclaimed articulate observations on her love for the colour yellow, she also enjoys writing poetry. This March, she’ll be performing at a show by Unerase Poetry in Mumbai, a special show for her grandfather’s birthday in Aurangabad and at a show with Museum of Goa. She has also worked enthusiastically for gender equality through a program called Gender Bender Aurangabad that she runs with her friend Meera and exclusively designed sessions explaining feminism for high school children. She was selected in January 2019 to work as an official blogger for the Jaipur Literature Festival and won the second prize in a contest organized by Tata Steel in the same month. She will be giving a TEDx talk on April 21st, 2019 at Tohoku University.

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Conflictorium
Gool Lodge Opposite R.C High School of Commerce, Delhi Chakla, Ahmedabad, India 380001.

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Swastika’s performance will be centred on her interactions with her grandparents, gender, mental health and chai. In her poem ‘Short Hair’, she says “I’m comfortable in my own skin, sir/ I don’t need you to stitch me another.” She invites you to share glimpses of this journey of self-care that has enabled her to feel at home in her body, and how it isn’t the easiest but is definitely the most essential. She hopes to leave you with a little more of you. Bring your friends and spread the word!

About the performer: Swastika likes to think that she can be found in some quaint cafe with a really cool vibe socializing over a glass of red wine. Usually, though, she’s found at the tea stall around the corner drinking chai far too carefully because she’s afraid she’ll spill it on her copy of No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai. She’s vegetarian, but she accidentally ate octopus. Well, in her defence, she was in Japan at the time. She heads to Tohoku University this April on a scholarship by the foreign ministry of Japan. Aside from being a full-time chai drinker who makes self-proclaimed articulate observations on her love for the colour yellow, she also enjoys writing poetry. This March, she’ll be performing at a show by Unerase Poetry in Mumbai, a special show for her grandfather’s birthday in Aurangabad and at a show with Museum of Goa. She has also worked enthusiastically for gender equality through a program called Gender Bender Aurangabad that she runs with her friend Meera and exclusively designed sessions explaining feminism for high school children. She was selected in January 2019 to work as an official blogger for the Jaipur Literature Festival and won the second prize in a contest organized by Tata Steel in the same month. She will be giving a TEDx talk on April 21st, 2019 at Tohoku University.

Source: Facebook




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