Exhibition “People Like Us” in Support of Psychological Health
Bulgarian Fund for Women and Kabinet.bg present
PEOPLE LIKE US
17-30 October 2022, Credo Bonum (2 Slavyanska Street, Sofia, 1000)
Opening: 17 October, 18:30 h
“People Like Us” presents 18 photography portraits of advocates for psychological health and in support of psychotherapy – moments captured by the lens of Vihren Georgiev from People of Sofia.
With their faces and words 18 brave women search for the answer to what it means to be psychologically healthy and become co-authors of the exhibition. Through their experience in psychotherapy or without ever experiencing it and through their personal stories, the author personas from the photography portraits enlighten their understanding about psychological pain and struggle as well as about the need of emotional support in a deep and touching way.
The exhibition gives us a close look into the image of different women, “people like us” – working, thinking, loving, struggling, dealing with their profession every day. The topics of separation and loss, of the search for an identity and belonging, for the simple and complicated things, for love and death, for the purpose of living are within those stories without obliging or giving a concrete answer.
In this closing analogy of words, stories and images the truth stands in front of the camera and sets the beginning of the sentence. We would like to encourage you to feel however you feel, to answer the everyday questions “How are you? What do you feel?” with the truth. You will have the chance to do that in the gallery – either anonymously or not, however you choose. We invite you to become part of the conversation. We will be expecting you.
In October, the International Month for Psychological Health, meet the images and the words in support of the psychological health of Nadezhda Dermendzhieva – activist for women’s rights and director of the BFW, Krasimira Hadzhiivanova – 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 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 “People Like Us” exhibition is part of the #ИмаКойДаТеЧуе (there is someone who will listen to you), a campaign for psychological health of the Bulgarian Fund for Women and Kabinet.bg – emergency psychotherapeutic help and emotional support.
The interviews were conducted in February and March 2022 as well as in January, February and March 2022 as part of information campaign of the Bulgarian Fund for Women and Kabinet.bg emergency psychotherapeutic help and emotional support in support of women’s psychological health. The exhibition is happening in partnership with the Bulgarin Society for Psychoanalysis and Group Analysis, Credo Bonum Gallery and People of Sofia.
#ИмаКойДаTeЧуе (there is someone who will listen to you) is a psychological health campaign organised by the Bulgarian Fund for Women and Kabinet.bg.
If you need support, book an appointment for a free psychotherapy session at 0800 20 202 or at www.kabinet.bg.