This morning we did a tour of Dharavi, Dharavi is Mumbai's largest slum and third largest in the world.
Getting to witness this city within a city first hand was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting, it will totally change your perception of what a "slum" is for one and without sounding to cliche will really put things in to perspective for you.
Faced with adversity the people of Dharavi have created their own informal economy where thousands of small businesses thrive, turning over an estimated $1 billion annually. Conditons aren't great and the place is chaos however its the most organised chaos i have ever witnessed and the people make it work.
In order to be respectful of the people living there taking photos is not recommened but i took this shot from just outside for entering Dhavari. Pictured is the Dhobi Ghat which is an open air laundry housed in the slum and is the largest of its kind holding the Guiness World Record.
I am loving this public art project in India. Read more about the inclusivity and #trans representation in the Aravani Art Project below! #Repost@aravaniartproject (@get_repost)
Even those who are not accustomed to reading epics and mythology are reasonably familiar with stories that speak of gender fluidity amongst humans and deities. Here we are to celebrate their existence not just in stories but in the world around us.
Give a thought to what really stops you from interacting with a trans-person? NO its not a curse and STOP thinking that you cannot approach them! The remedy to our bias is acceptance and endurance. Open your minds, hearts and souls as we celebrate the existence of beautiful people among us. Let's hold hands for pride and inclusivity. Love the idea of an undivided society?
IT ONLY GETS BEHTAR!" Proud to be associated with @thehumsafartrustofficial and Queer Azaadi Mumbai - Mumbai Pride .
Spread the word, show some love... lets do our bit to get to know the community better! ♥ *(Mail us at : email@example.com to volunteer ans other queries)
Venue: Dharavi, Mumbai (Details to be announced soon)
Date: January 14th 2017, SATURDAY
Time: 9.00 am till 6.00 pm
•• Visiting the slums! •• First we saw the working part, where men were sorting plastic, cleaning metal cans and giving waste a new life! Through a maze of narrow and dark passages, we continued to the Muslim and the Hindu section. We ended our tour at the local school, where @realityindia provides English lessons and other education to the community. I totally recommend the slum tour, since this tour makes it possible to visit these homes without feeling like an intruder. The impressions one will get are incredible and indescribable!