Self-expression is closely tied to mental health, including standards of beauty and identity. However, conversations around mental health are often suppressed in South Asian communities. That’s why we are committed to partnering with organizations to provide greater access to mental health services and addressing the unique challenges faced by us.
Our first partnership in June 2021 was with the South Asian Sexual & Mental Health Alliance (SASMHA). SASMHA's goal is to fight cultural stigmas, educate, and empower the South Asian American community by providing resources on the issues most important to us, from sex and sexuality to mental health.
Creating space for self-expression is core to our mission at Kulfi. We are hosting guided virtual workshops with SASMHA on the intersection of mental health and beauty, covering topics such as colorism and anti-blackness, beauty norms, and the impact of social media.