Embracing the Goddess

Photographic Portrait of a female DJ in a small Dj booth at a radio station. Behind the woman is radio equipment and a clock on the yellow sound absorbing wall.
DJ Ritu at Resonance FM, Benjamin Gilbert. © Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

In most early medical texts and anatomical illustrations, the male voice is predominant. This absence of women is particularly compelling in the context of South Asian socio-religious life and its complex history of goddess worship. Reflect on what this means for health issues today during this lively evening.

About your curator

Photograph of Sharmila Chauhan

Sharmila Chauhan


Sharmila co-developed the Embracing the Goddess event. She is a screenwriter, playwright and prose writer. Her work is often a transgressive meditation on love, sex and an exploration of the diasporic experience. She is particularly interested in the intersection of sex, power and gender.