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Photo of the OBOS founders receiving an Elizabeth A. Sackler “First Award”Photo of the OBOS founders receiving an Elizabeth A. Sackler “First Award”

Art Not Just For Art’s Sake

By Ayesha Chatterjee |

There are many extraordinary people among us. In October, the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum celebrated some of them, at its first-ever Brooklyn Conference, “Art Inspiring Social Change.” OBOS’s founders were among those honored at the YES! gala preceding the conference, for their game-changing contribution to women’s health action: “Our Bodies, Ourselves.”

As the founders took the stage, someone in the audience whooped, “You taught me how to masturbate!” The love in the room was real.  

The two-day conference that followed was … More

Bollywood Birds and Bees

By Ayesha Chatterjee |

There are few things South Asians love more than movies. While we are prone to agitate in most situations, I am often surprised at our willingness to tolerate long queues for the latest blockbuster or race to the closest store to buy products that actors know we want. More