Interview segment- March- featuring Dr. Asha L. Abeyasekera

  • As a feminist academic and researcher in Sri Lanka, what specific themes are you focusing on?
  • Could you talk a little bit about how supposed ‘virtues’ such as laejja baya can be a means of social control for women and police the boundaries of acceptable respectable femininity?
  • What does it mean for women in Sri Lanka to challenge these norms of ‘good womanhood’?
  • Are gender norms and gendered expectations different for women from different socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and across the rural-urban divide?



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Everystory Sri Lanka

Everystory Sri Lanka


Everystory Sri Lanka (formed in 2018) is a collective of young Sri Lankan feminists identifying as a storytelling collective.