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    The Ahmedabad wall was done in association with Mallika Sarabhai and Natrani and brought together a traditional muralist from Gujarat and the loc… Read More
    The Ahmedabad wall was done in association with Mallika Sarabhai and Natrani and brought together a traditional muralist from Gujarat and the local community to tell the tale of Bahuchara Mata, goddess of the transgender community Read Less
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The wall is inspired by the story of patron goddess of Gujarat- Bahuchara Mata who has an intense and fascinating story. Story goes, that one day she was walking in the desert when she was followed by a group of men who started to attack her and grab at her body. 
In a quick and desperate moment, she cut off both breasts and handed it to them saying : 
"Here, you want these? Take them."

The gods who were watching this, were taken aback and made her a goddess and protector of women, as well as devi of the transgender community in India.

Interestingly enough, her vahaan is a bird, and it feels almost like once one steps 'beyond gender', one is free. 

The affirmation here became: 'I am more than my body'
Painted near Natrani in an event organized on Woman's day by Mallika Sarabhai- this wall is particularly interesting to me because it was painted alongside a traditional gujarati muralist, the local children from the village and a host of fearless artists + friends- Aditi Gupta of Menstrupedia, Lahar Mehta and Heena Patel.