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The Due Normal
50 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
On 'Conversion Therapy': If you don't conform, you are seen as abnormal
In conversation with Shruti Chakravarty & Pooja Nair Hosted by Uma & Sudipta Edited by Sudipta Das Recorded by Joel D'Souza Trigger Warning: Discussions on Suicide, Queer/Trans-Negativity On the 12th of May, 2020, 21 year old queer student Anjana Harish killed herself in Goa, India. In a video testimony recorded prior to her death, she described the violations she had to suffer in 'conversion therapy' centers' that her parents admitted her into in misguided hopes of changing her sexual orientation. In the first episode of 'The Due Normal, Uma & Sudipta from Aarambh India are joined by queer affirmative therapists & researchers Shruti Chakravarty & Pooja Nair who are both associated with the Mariwala Health Initiative. They discuss how there is nothing 'therapeutic' about conversion therapy, the socio-cultural contexts that give such 'therapies' legitimacy and how Indian families and systems are unable to reckon with the needs of a 'non-conforming' child. And finally, what you can do and you should do about it. THE DUE NORMAL: EPISODE 1: ON CONVERSION THERAPY In conversation with Shruti Chakravarty & Pooja Nair Hosted by Uma & Sudipta Edited by Sudipta Das Recorded by Joel D'Souza
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