Shivani Gupta hails from a small city of Varanasi, India. A feminist at heart and a loiterer, Shivani loves to interact with everyone on the ideas of feminism, love and sexuality. At the same time, she immensely enjoys writing about everything although her passion lies in researching and writing about women, performance studies and sexuality. Shivani is currently pursuing her PhD from National University of Singapore in South Asian Studies Programme and her research topic is to explore and study how gender and sexuality have played a role in learning and performance of Kathak — an Indian Classical dance. She holds a graduate degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Media and Cultural Studies. Previously, she has worked as a research assistant at a not-for-profit organization, on ICTs as well as a Programme Associate at Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), a New Delhi-based NGO, handling their research and advocacy wing. Shivani likes to read on topics ranging from politics to local chick flick.