Margianta Surahman (Indonesia)
Updated: Sep 7, 2021
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.