As the colonial masters intended, we see our pasts as pure pestilence. But before colonisation, India was not a space of sexual rigidity but a transgressive and shifting space where people from across the socio-economic spectrum explored and expressed their gender and sexuality in myriad ways.
Anzaldua writes for the mixed-race, the migrant, and the marginalised—those overlooked and oppressed in the white-dominated, patriarchal and heteronormative world.
Perfectionism strips away the emotional resilience needed to adapt to the fluctuating demands of life. Eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and suicidal thoughts are some of the mental health illnesses associated with perfectionism.