Aseemkala means Arts Without Borders in Sanskrit
We are a group of physicians, artists, creatives dedicated to transforming medicine for womxn through the lens of traditional arts
Our bodies tell stories in sickness and in health. They have done so for centuries. Too often, these stories go unheard, especially in medicine. At Aseemkala, we believe these stories need to be shared and to be seen.
Our mission is to reframe medical narratives in the context of traditional arts and culture to empower womxn to realize their potential as changemakers in the world of healthcare.
Radical change in medicine begins with our stories in the diverse forms of expression our bodies are capable of. It is time to share these voices and transform healthcare for all womxn of color.
- A Year in Review: 2019-2020A year to forget and yet, one to remember. I open this report with a moment of quiet reflection on those we have lost this year, including civil rights leaders Rep. John Lewis, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Kuchipudi Dance Padmashri Shobha Naidu, Kuchipudi Dance Historian and Scholar Padma Shri Dr. Sunil Kothari, Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, […]
- Virali Shah featured on DoctorsWhoCreate PodcastWhat an exciting honor to hear the voice and story of @Virali Shah, an incredible Kathak and contemporary dancer and doctor in training, on #DoctorsWhoCreate podcast! #dancingdoctors #aseemkalafellows #powerfulwomenofcolor #creativityinmedicine Our episode (#29 Doctors Who Create) has aired today! This is the link to our podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doctors-who-create/id1384212362 and Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/doctorswhocreate/29-doctors-who-create
- In SolidarityDear Aseemkala Team, Friends, and Supporters, These past few weeks have been incredibly challenging. We honestly have been wanting to share a few thoughts but have been having a hard time trying to even string together the words that truly capture the nuanced emotions we are all feeling. People like Hasan Minhaj, Trevor Noah, and Deepa Iyer have written […]