Aravani Art project
Started by wall muralist PoornimaSukumar, Aravani Art Project makes way for the transgender community into the field of arts and crafts. Its founding belief is that art, as an expression and as a form of recreation must be available and viable for all.
The intent of the project is to involve Aravanis (Tamil for transgenders) in the process of creativity so they may be able to use art as a tool of expression to express their stories of freedom, dreams of acceptance and hopes for the future.
In our on-going collaboration with the project we collect and share life lessons of these beautiful transgender participants, whose lives are pieces of art in their own right.
Picture and video credits: Karthik Shetty