At a press conference today, ArtLife events announced details about ‘Period’, an empowering poetry program with a performance by viral slam poet Aranya Johar. ‘Period’ will take place at Ravindra Bharathi Hyderabad on the 30th of July at 3pm. The event will be inaugurated by Padmashree Sunitha Krishnan, renowned social activist, and Shri. Nand Kishore Vyas Bilal, senior state leader Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
ArtLife Events’ event ‘Period’ will feature Aranya Johar, an 18 year old poet who went viral after her spoken word performance of “A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender Discrimination”. Aranya will be performing in Hyderabad for the first time, and has performed at open mic events across the country, and is the curator for Blind Poetry Sessions. She has performed spoken word pieces about gender discrimination, rape, beauty standards and the double standards of society.
“Poetry for me has always been a way to start a dialogue with people. Periods, and menstruation tend to be topics that people shy away from, and I think that spoken word and poetry can help break that barrier. I am thankful to ArtLife, Tarusha and Prashaant to bring me to Hyderabad. This will be the first time that I will be performing in the city. I’m very excited to perform to a new audience about a topic that I’m so passionate about!” says Aranya.
Period is the inaugural program for ArtLife events, a Hyderabad based Events and Entertainment Company. ArtLife Events was founded by Tarusha Saxena, a Public Relations veteran with a decade of experience, and Prashaant Sharma, a successful marketing professional. “We believe that now, more than ever, it is important to start having conversations about topics like menstruation, sexual assault, and gender discrimination. We are hosting this event in the hopes that all those who attend ‘Period’ will begin to have a conversation about these “taboo” topics.”, said the Founder Mr. Prashaant Sharma.
On this occasion, Co – founder Tarusha Saxena said, “ArtLife Events aims to bring various performing arts to Hyderabad and this is a small attempt to bring a unique concept to the city with a cause. We’re incredibly excited to have Aranya perform at this event, and we’re honored to have dignitaries like Shri. Nanda Kishore Vyas Bilal and Padmashree Sunitha Krishnan attend as chief guests. We are humbled by the support we have received from organizations and corporates to make this event a success. We are delighted to partner with Mercure Hotel as our Hospitality Partner, Sunshine Hospitals, AVAC and Life Slimming and Cosmetic Centre as our main sponsors.”
Shri Nanda Kishore Vyas Bilal is a Senior State Leader for Telangana Rashtra Samithi, and Padmashree Sunitha Krishnan is a social activist and founder of Prajwala, an NGO which focuses on anti sex trafficking. Both dignitaries are great supporters of women’s rights issues, and will be chief guests for ArtLife event’s ‘Period’. Tickets for the event can be bought online via BookMyShow or via Paytm at 09885860007.
About ArtLife Events
ArtLife Events is a Hyderabad-based events and entertainment company whose services range from conducting theatre workshops, plays, music events and celebrity management. Founded in 2017 by a public relations veteran with a decade of experience, Tarusha Saxena, along with a successful marketing professional, Prashaant Sharma, the young team brings in expertise from the fields of PR, event management and marketing and has all the quirky ideas up their sleeves to make any event a big success and leave a lasting impression on the attendees