Art of friendship

PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Murals (left, top and above) by members of Aravani Art Project, a women and trans-women art collective raising awareness of the friendship between trans-women and women in public spaces, in Mumbai. Founded by Indian artist Poornima Sukumar in 2016, t
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Murals (left, top and above) by members of Aravani Art Project, a women and trans-women art collective raising awareness of the friendship between trans-women and women in public spaces, in Mumbai. Founded by Indian artist Poornima Sukumar in 2016, t
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Murals by members of Aravani Art Project, a women and trans-women art collective raising awareness of the friendship between trans-women and women in public spaces, in Mumbai.

Founded by Indian artist Poornima Sukumar in 2016, the collective also aims to highlight issues such as harassment and violence through its public or wall art projects. These projects - which also offer alternative sources of income for the transgender community - can be found in other Indian cities such as Bangalore and Chennai.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2021, with the headline 'Art of friendship'. Subscribe