Priti Srivastava is an industry stalwart and DayaRani is a tribute to her parents. She has been an active participant in many sustainable causes along with her immaculate professional career of three decades.
Letter from the Founder
Do you mind if I talk about mine?
People assume you aren’t sick
unless they see the sickness on your skin
like scars forming a map of all the ways you’re hurting.
My heart is a prison of Have you tried?
Have you tried exercising? Have you tried eating better?
Have you tried not being sad, not being sick?
Have you tried being more like me?
Have you tried shutting up?
Yes, I have tried. Yes, I am still trying,
and yes, I am still sick.
Sometimes monsters are invisible, and
sometimes demons attack you from the inside.
Just because you cannot see the claws and the teeth
does not mean they aren’t ripping through me.
Pain does not need to be seen to be felt.
Telling me there is no problem
won’t solve the problem.
This is not how miracles are born.
This is not how sickness works.
― Emm Roy, The First Step
The ways we approach mental health must change. It must become an acceptable topic of conversation. It must become something we want to help, not something we try to ignore. Rather than sweeping it under the carpet, we need to rip the carpet out from underneath us and create avenues for help, empathy and understanding.