FEMINIST DOCUMENTATION AND KNOWLEDGE BUILDING
Stories have unique relationship with women – throughout history, and storytelling has connected women. stories have passed from grand- mothers, mothers, daughters, and sisters – both as keepers, and teller of stories.
Stories are powerful medium of information, and story tellers have the power to mould it. Over time, men became the subject, and women became the object of story -telling. Whereas, stories of women were silenced while stories of men were glorified, celebrated and established.
LOOM believes that voices and experiences of women and non-binary people have been excluded, silenced, and erased. Nevertheless, feminist/queer activists have left legacies of stories, alterative mediums of documenting oral histories, writing and theorized struggles, and resistance with a political stand never to quit.
The feminist narrative is all about putting women’s voices at the center of the story, challenging the concept of victimization, and recognition of heterogeneity across caste, culture, gender, sexuality, disability among others.
The objective of programme:
- to bridge capacities of women/queer rights activists and document
- to reframe narratives of women from victims to self-identity and explore feminist documentation as a path to break gender norms and challenge existing theories.