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"People Like Us" exhibition in support of mental health

Bulgarian Fund for Women and – emergency psychotherapeutic help and emotional support



18 women advocates for mental health through the lens of Vihren Georgiev

October 17 – 30, 2022, Credo Bonum (2 Slavyanska Str., Sofia 1000)

October 17, 2022 (Monday), 6:30 p.m. - opening

"People like us" presents 18 photo portraits of advocates for mental health and in support of psychotherapy - moments captured by the lens of Vihren Georgiev, People of Sofia.
With their faces and words, 18 brave women search for the answer to what it is to be mentally healthy and become co-authors of the exhibition. Through their experiences (with or without psychotherapy) and through their personal stories, the author-characters of the portraits illuminate their understanding of mental pain and suffering, as well as the need for emotional support, in a profound and touching way.
The exhibition gives a close-up to the images of various female characters 'people like us' - working, thinking, loving, suffering, dealing with everyday life and profession. The themes of separation and loss, of the search for identity and belonging, of simple and complex things, of love and death, of the meaning of human living permeate these narratives without obliging and giving a universal answer.
In this extraordinary anthology of words, stories and images, truth stands before frame and sets the tone for the sentence. Be part of the conversation. We are expecting you.

In the international month of mental health October, meet the images and words in support of mental health of Nadezhda Dermendzhieva - activist for women's rights, Krasimira Hadjiivanova - blogger, Martina Apostolova - actress, Milena Edvig - curator and gallerist, Gloria Filipova - activist for LGBTI+ rights, Marion Darova - choreographer, Vanya Pandieva - psychologist, Antoineta Koleva - publisher, Mila Bobadova - veterinarian, Velislava Popova - journalist and editor-in-chief, Boyana Petkova - pediatrician, Tsvetelina Yosifova - psychotherapist and teacher, Angelina Rangelova - children's teacher, Velina Mavrodinova - graphic designer and illustrator, Irina Nedeva - radio journalist, Lilia Dragoeva - advocate for the rights and education of young people and the LGBTI+ community, Maya Doneva - expert in social entrepreneurship and innovation, Mila Mancheva - researcher of migration and social inclusion. Be among the first advocates for mental health and psychotherapy in Bulgaria and become part of supporting the idea of ​​mental health as a basic human right.

The exhibition "People like us" is a continuation of #ИмаКойДаТеЧуе, a mental health campaign of the Bulgarian Fund for Women and Kabinet: Emergency Psychotherapeutic Assistance. Join the event here.