"More than Skin Deep" is an illustrated book of sonnets dedicated to those who aspired to be more than just survivors.
Inspired by the real life stories of courage and resilience of fifteen women, who faced the horrific act of acid attack in their lives, this book aims to challenge stereotypes and incite change. Through a collection of illustrations and sonnets, artist, Debasmita Dasgupta and poet, Claire Rosslyn Wilson, creatively explore ideas of what beauty and success look like. Their combined creative expression is a homage to the strength of these fifteen fearless women and their capacity to redefine discussions around violence against women.
Besides the illustrated sonnets, the book also showcases fifteen inspiring true stories of each woman beautifully crafted by writer, Isha Bhattacharya. These stories are interspersed with examples and data from a number of countries to give an idea of what needs to be done in order to prevent the act of acid attacks.
Part inspiration, part information, this book hopes to create a climate of sensitivity in which it is possible for change to happen.
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Strategy & Engagement Partner: Creative Arts Social, Singapore
Creative Arts Social (CAS) is Singapore’s biggest arts community specialising in arts engagement for adults.