Nalini Jameela is a bestselling author, activist and sex worker from Thrissur, Kerala. She started sex work at the age of 24. She was the president of the Kerala Sex Workers Forum.
She has directed two documentaries, Jwalamukhikal and A Peep Into The Silence. Her autobiography Njan Laingikathozhilali, sold more than 40,000 copies in Malayalam, the language in which it was originally published, and was translated into English, French, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil.
Reshma Bharadwaj is presently Assistant Professor at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala. She earned her PhD on Ways of Being: Ontological Insurrections by Little Selves in Keralam from the Department of Social Anthropolgy, Bergen University, Norway. Reshma has edited a volume entitled Mithyakalkkappuram on homosexuality in Kerala.