“As an Indian woman with many privileges, my experience of sexism is something that I have taught myself to live with on a daily basis.”
India and south east Asia are parts of the world where women have gone through extreme degrees of oppression for centuries. Mostly in such measures that internalizing the oppression was the only way to survive. Safety is of utmost importance and so I find the intersectionality of all levels of marginalization, whether it is racism or homophobia, it is all connected at the systemic level by the nature of oppression. To be safe is an issue of life and death as we know that sustained oppression kills.
Mumbai-based psychotherapist and life coach Anuradha Deb founded Process Work Institute of India in 1996 with the vision to reinvent leadership development and the approach to mental health in India. With three decades of mentorship experience behind her, Anuradha has worked extensively on gender diversity and inclusion. Her current work focuses on mentoring women entrepreneurs. Anuradha is a professional member of Indian Society of Applied Behavioral Sciences.