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Margianta Surahman (Indonesia)

Updated: Sep 7


Margianta Surahman (Indonesia)

We often undermined the power of empathy. Many of my friends have asked me, how can you be such a good listener? Why do I feel so much comfort in telling you things? The answer has always been empathy. By giving empathy, I get a glimpse of hope in my friends' eyes, which they will gladly return to me.


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Margianta, an activist for youth health matters, shared their story as part of the #empathyhopeproject, an immersive art exhibition on the impact of our social environments on the health of our minds.


Chapter 2 of this traveling exhibition was hosted in Durban, South Africa from 12 March - 03 May 2020, featuring photographic art works by Thabiso Sekgala, Lindokuhle Sobekwa, @witnesschange & a Refugee Centre in Durban.


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We would love to share YOUR #voiceofhope too - if you would like to be included, please submit a portrait photograph and a 200-300 word insert, that we can include in this series, to empathyhopeproject@gmail.com.