Rheea Mukherjee is the author of the Indian fiction novel, The Body Myth. The book was first published in the USA and then in India. The story throws light on many important topics and issues. It’s well known for its exploration of the idea of polyamory in India.
Rheea has the to ability to open minds and make people look at divergence from societal norms and constructs through a new lens. One of curiosity, understanding and love.
In this episode of The Feel Good Factor Podcast, Rheea and I discuss:
- Drawbacks of the mainstream education system
- Nuances in love, relationships and sexuality – in the Indian and global context
- Breaking away from toxic, heteronormative rules that originate from a colonised mindset
- Her journey into becoming an author
- The Body Myth – the novel she published last year
- And so much more!
If you enjoy this episode, can also listen to Rheea on a previous episode. In it, we discussed the importance of developing a culture of collaboration among entrepreneurs. Additionally, you can explore episodes featuring other inspiring vegans on the show.
More about Rheea
Rheea Rodrigues Mukherjee is a Bangalore based writer. Her writing, advocacy and workshops work at the intersections of gender, social justice, animal rights, mental health, and sexuality. She is the author of The Body Myth, and was shortlisted for the TATA Literature Live First Book Award 2019. She co-founded Bangalore Writers Workshop in 2012, and currently co-runs Write Leela Write, a Design and Content Creation Lab.
“I think that polyamory at its very essence, deconstructs this notion that we get everything from one person…that they should cater to our every emotional need…And of course at a basic level, in a basic structural way, our partner or our spouse or a best friend, have their roles in our lives. But are we going to say that we don’t have relationships with other people that spark different sides to us?”Rheea Mukherjee – The Feel Good Factor with Susmitha Veganosaurus
Transcript (edited for better reading experience)
Work in progress.
Transcribed by Otter.