Through the inspirational stories of 50 famous and under-celebrated women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the limited narratives and stereotypes written for them by their culture, wider society and the mainstream media.
Bringing together illustrious entertainers (Meera Syal, Jameela Jamil, Mindy Kaling), pioneering business leaders (Indra Nooyi, Anjali Sud, Ruchi Sanghvi) and a host of other, equally remarkable yet less well known, figures (including the British Muslim spy, Noor Inayat Khan, and fearless activist, Jayaben Desai), Stories for South Asian Supergirls seeks to redress the imbalance for young girls of colour by empowering them to break new ground for themselves and to inspire others in the process.
Illustrated with striking portraits by ten international South Asian female artists, this is a book for all ages - the perfect gift that will be treasured by parents as much as their children will enjoy reading them.
Worldwide Launch of Stories for South Asian Supergirls
April 19-Sept 2
Vancouver Art Gallery (third floor rotunda)
Community outreach portion of Moving Still: Performative Photography In India
March 25 - June 7
Vancouver Art Rental & Sales Operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery
Drink and Draw with
special guest DJ Shamik
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Forward, Backwards, Sideways: Critical Turns in South Asian Canadian Art and Culture
Arts and Culture Roundtable
12 - 2 pm
University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford
Civic Hotel Grand Opening
Live Painting + Mural unveiling
13475 Central Ave, Surrey
Wall to Wall Mural Festival
Indian Summer Festival
Masala Mobb Pop-Up
Slice of Life Gallery + Studios
Mural Painting + Unveiling
April 30 - May 3
Friend or Foe?
Kafkas Coffee +Tea
Adjacentlands: Conversation on Contemporary Art
Surrey Art Gallery
© Sandeep Johal 2018