Hidden Bodies

  • Series
Photographic black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Bidisha SK Mamata.
Bidisha SK Mamata, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

For this series Bidisha invited five writers to share experiences that they may not have brought to light before, inspired by an item within Wellcome Collection. Through this, she wanted to make a connection between the past and the present, between a stored object and a living reality. The resulting stories, though deeply personal, reveal themes that affect many people’s lives: birth, motherhood, sexuality, sickness, grief – and healing. 

About the editor

Photograph of Bidisha


Bidisha is a British broadcaster, film-maker and journalist specialising in international affairs, social justice issues, arts and culture, and international human rights.