The story of FAT’s beginning

A techie who was far away from the debates and discussions around women's rights: today, the founder of a feminist, rights-based organization, working on women's empowerment by increasing their access, interest and participation in technology. What is the big FAT story? In conversation with Gayatri Buragohain

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स्टूडेंट से ट्रेनर: एक अद्भुत सफर: From a student to a trainer: an amazing journey

I recalled the day when I myself entered the Tech Center in the role of a student and took the classes. I used to trouble everyone there. I was always ready to ask several questions. But each of my questions was met with patiently worded answers at FAT’s Tech Center. Whatever I learned there then, I taught here now. By Renu Arya

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FAT's first convocation

There are certain events in life that bring us immense joy and pride. More so, if the event is an unforeseen and unexpected one and turns out to be an enriching experience. They linger in our memory and keep us mesmerized for a long time. What can be more joyous for young girls than to attend their own convocation? By Risha Samanta

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आत्म निर्भरता का पहला एहसास: That first feeling of self-confidence

I had been hearing about going to Vadodara (Gujarat) for a while now. When Gayatri informed that, I have to go there and, in addition, for 15 days, I was delighted. It felt like I had taken another step forward towards my goal. By Deepika Passi 

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फैट में मेरी बदलती भूमिकाएँ: अब तक का सफर: My changing roles at FAT: the journey so far

In the years that I have been with FAT, I have always been given newer responsibilities at each step so that I become more independent and courageous and fulfill all my duties, which I strive to do even today. By Rekha Yadav

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Exclusion to Inclusion: The Transformational Journey of Tech Centre Girls

We face exclusion in some form or the other in several walks of our life, At times, we are ignorant of it as we don’t even realize that it’s an exclusionary experience and at times, the experience of being excluded is so strong that its memories lingers throughout our life. By Faiza Mehar

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Turning 26 and being unmarried

This post isn’t a rant against marriage. Or one against people who are married or choose to get married. This post is a reflection on how much societal pricking of one’s unmarried status exists even as you achieve greater heights of success and satisfaction. By Deepa Ranganathan

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Through the eyes of a board member

I had heard about the organization Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) over the years and had been intrigued by its mission of increasing women’s access to technology. I had heard of the workshops they had conducted for women’s organizations introducing them to technology, developing websites and using computers. I found it fascinating. By Renuka Motihar

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Continuing the journey to fight early marriage

The everyday pressure to marry early is something every adolescent girl can relate to. As soon as the girls reach puberty, they are constantly reminded that it is the beginning of a life full of marital responsibilities. The recent batch of the girls from the Tech Center has collectively decided to stop this social menace in their own independent way. By Risha Samanta

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Getting out of the comfort zone

I liked working with technology, but engineering was cast as too unimaginative a space for me to look for an alternative context that I would actually enjoy working with. With little knowledge of feminist science studies and the gendered nature of use, access and creation of technology I decided to apply for FAT. By Palashi Vaghela

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