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Ridhi Parekh


"Art for me started out as a hobby two decades ago and very recently, I completed a short course in art from one of India's premier art schools, Sir JJ School of Art. Last year, in August 2019 I showcased my artwork inspired by the theme of mental health at a leading art gallery in Mumbai.

Given WHO's recent findings that India is one of the most depressed countries globally and my own observations, having lived through rapidly changing sociocultural norms, perhaps ways of living peculiar to India, mental health has become a very relevant topic in current times.

As the stigma surrounding this topic subsides gradually, I find that creating artworks inspired by this theme allows tremendous mental liberation and finally paves the way for voices, particularly Indian female opinions and standpoints which have been gravely stifled for decades, to be heard at last"

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