Calling all South Asian, Pacific Islander and Asian writers!

API Chaya is inviting you to become a part of an online community blog called Jaago. This will be an online space of empowerment and action where we can speak out against rape culture and how we are impacted as women and queer folks in marginalized communities.

Jaago, originally a group formed in memory of Jyoti, the victim of a horrific rape in New Delhi, led South Asian communities in discussions to address rape culture and mobilizations to end sexual violence. Jaago works in collaboration with other groups addressing rape culture and its many intersections and launched the blog at Community Speaks on April 27, 2014.

To view our blog: jaagoseattle.tumblr.com

If you are interested in becoming a writer for Jaago, please email jaago@apichaya.org with a brief bio, your thoughts on rape culture, and the topic you'd like to write about.