1.Your Instagram name is Super Feminist Girl. Wasn't just 'feminist' representing you enough?
One day I was listening to an episode of This American Life, and it was about a very young girl who called herself Super Business Girl - and she had a whole song to go with it - and I became obsessed and started saying it over and over and somehow it became Super Feminist Girl (with an echo of girl girl girl girl) and though I'm not a girl anymore, it sounds right as a term.
2. There is a lot of color in your art, in your photos. What about your life, which shade of color does represent mostly your life?
I have tried, and been unable to attribute any emotional value to colours - when I was younger I would wear a lot of dark clothing, and then more recently, I've begun adopting brighter textiles ... but I don't think a colour can be another thing or that two people can feel the same way about it - so maybe I can tell you about a colour I adore right now. It would be a very very indigo blue, the type we see in the sky at dusk.
3. You have shaved your head. How does this experiment (or experience) of 'rejecting' in a way your femininity feel like?
I've been shaving my head a couple times a year since I was 21. At first, it was an experiment, just to confirm to myself that I could still be who I am, be attractive to the boys I liked (and this is not at all true all time) even if I stopped looking like a conventional image of a woman. But now it's just my hairstyle, and I don't think very much about it. In fact, I think it would surprise all my friends if I grew it out.
When I first shaved it, I was a little nervous but felt completely freed too - it also brought me closer to a core understanding of being a woman, and what it was outside of the decorative aspects of style. The thing that made me most nervous was being at home, in Bombay, with my head shaved, which I had never done until this winter. And I'm embarrassed about how ignorant I was to people's acceptance of differences - I thought it would be so hard and that everyone would make fun of me, and none of that happened. In fact, a man who runs a bakery I visit shook my hand on my decision!
4. If you were standing in the line of an ice-cream shop and someone said to you that they were next, even if clearly they were not. Would you argue? Roll your eyes? Let it go?
5. Which is your real name?
Thanks a lot for the time and inspiration, @superfeministgirl!