Firelfy Women explores a Feminist revolution that focuses on hope and courage to fight a long battle through the dark times we live in and a vision of a future that prioritizes safeguards for the environment in crisis and rights of marginalized communities.
Firefly Women aims to keep these central investigative questions -- what might the change in our society/ communities look like that prioritizes resistance to oppression by those in power, compassion, rest and hope?
This piece is an artistic response to letters written from jail by two young women in India, wrongly incarcerated under a draconian law and Rokaya Sakhawat Hossain’s short story, Sultana’s Dream. This 5 day journey will take you through the letters and the fictional landscape of the short story as they make inroads into feminist solidarity, resilience and hope in these dark times.
“2020 was the year of being falsely framed and arrested under UAPA, it was also the year of encountering rainbows in the skies, the polluted skies of the old city, to have found one, even in Jail. Now, we wait for a firefly.” - 23rd May 2021, Devangana Kalita in a letter written from Tihar