Her mother used to be an image of fire, vitriol and madness as she marched alongside the first ever batch of women up in arms against the patriarchy of the system in the 1980s. And then, she would come back home to get battered by an abusive husband. It was in those initial moments of her life itself that Audrey D’Mello was exposed to the underbelly of life as a woman in India, and turned into a mutineer by her circumstances. Audrey Dmello is a women’s rights advocate and a program director of Majlis, a Mumbai-based legal centre that addresses issues of gender and human rights, provides quality legal services to women and children and imparts skills of feminist lawyering through training and internships. She has worked extensively with victims of domestic, sexual violence and rape.