Sexual Violence

Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s “White Dancing Elephants” Revels in Your Discomfort

October 8, 2018

There is strange fascination in pressing an old, yellowing bruise, still tender. It begs for repetition and simultaneously unsettles. Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s debut collection, White Dancing Elephants revels in this discomfort, veering through short stories ranging from the speculative to the queer, the mythic to the historical, the pleasurable to the sexually violent. Centering the voices … Read More

About Sexual Violence

January 18, 2018

Dear readers, We started Kajal Magazine as a platform to rectify so many media wrongs by giving space to voices of color. From our earliest days, we have applied our politics to our platform as much as we can. It is the policy of this magazine to NOT report on people who have been accused … Read More

Workplace Harassment Isn’t Just a Hollywood Thing

October 18, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, the world has looked on, appalled but–if you’re a woman well-versed in the depravity of men–perhaps not entirely surprised, as a seemingly unending stream of “allegations” of sexual harassment and rape against influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have erupted into the public conscious. From the New York Times’ commendable … Read More