Quarantine and the Queer Quandary: Effect of the lockdown on mental health of LGBTQ community

Niharika is a consultant, but writing has always been her outlet. She started out on Quora and thus far, she has over 110 answers and half a million views to her name. She also started a blog on WordPress called Quill and Ink, where she writes about everything from personal emotional upheavals to socio-political issues. She participated in ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition and was published for two consecutive years (2017-2018) on their blog, apart from being featured in their “Highly Commended Shortlist of Bloggers” in 2017. As an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, she has always used her words to advocate for the cause – many examples of which you will find in her writings. 

Niharika wrote this article as a part of Likho Citizen Journalist Fellowship 2020.