Sonia Ashraf for women’s sexual expression freedom

Sonia Ashraf for women’s sexual expression freedom
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‘Blush’ digital lifestyle channel for women from Culture Machine, has launched a whole new series titled ‘Sista from the South’. Starting on Tuesday with a video celebrating the much loved ‘Tam Brahm Boy’, the series will feature on Blush channel with a new one of a kind video every month.

Sista from the South’ series debuts with ‘Tam-Brahm Boy

‘Blush’ digital lifestyle channel for women from Culture Machine, has launched a whole new series titled ‘Sista from the South’. Starting on Tuesday with a video celebrating the much loved ‘Tam Brahm Boy’, the series will feature on Blush channel with a new one of a kind video every month. With tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, an unapologetic voice and engaging content for South Indians, ‘Sista from the South’ series will feature music videos, spoken words, short films and sketch comedies for all the sassy Blush women out there.

The ‘Tam Brahm Boy’ is the first video in the series that will give a quirky take on everything South Indian, including our delectable Tamil Brahmin boys. Whether it is his dorky glasses or his geeky demeanour, there is something incredibly attractive about the personality of the Tam Brahm boy that appeals to all the women in South India (and sometimes, even in North India). Sofia Ashraf, a new member of the Blush team in the south, is seen sharing her extremely strong opinions in a love song objectifying a typical Tamil Brahmin boy using hilarious southern stereotypes.

Being an avid content creator, Sonia Ashraf has brought out an important aspect of our society and how women’s sexual emotions are treated in our country through the stereotypical depiction of the infamous south Indian boy. Apart from being a very entertaining and humorous, this video is eye-opening and definitely a must watch.

Speaking about the video, Sofia Ashraf, Producer, Culture Machine said, “Hidden beneath the camp disco beats and south Indian clichés, this song actually carries an idea. I believe that women in this country are denied our sexual urges. This song is an unapologetic expression of primal desires and I hope that over time it becomes acceptable for Indian women to speak out about our passions and our sexuality stops being demonised.”

Sofia Ashraf has been labelled many things over the years – raptivist, feminist, fundamentalist and narcissist to name a few. You may recognize her from the video "Kodaikanal Won't" - her claim to internet fame. She has also rapped for the likes of AR Rahman. Her penchant for comedy and writing led her to Culture Machine’s office and has come on board to create content for Blush which she hopes will spark a dialogue.

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