“Art has healed my wounds from the past and made me blossom in to a new person” says Kalki.
“I am very passionate about art. During my childhood I escaped from the difficulties and inner turmoils and use to go to forests and parks to escape and hide from people. The pen, paper and paint brush were my solace. They are my soulmates” says Kalki.
Her debut art exhibition named ‘Piece by piece’ opened first in Trivandrum then in Coimbatore. All of her artworks were sold out. 40% of the funds raised through sale of the artworks were donated by her to the young and needy transgender persons for pursuing their education. Check the crowdfunding campaign here
Her artworks have been bought by art collectors in USA, Canada and Europe.
In 2008, she found the Sahodari Foundation and initiated the Transhearts project, through which she teaches and motivates transgender people to pursue art and creativity for livelihood. More than a hundred transgender people have participated in her art training sessions and around 40 of their artworks have been sold.
Watch The Better India video on Kalki and Transhearts:
Kalki promotes the community’s artworks along with hers. During her visit to Toronto in Canada, she exhibited Trans/hearts artworks along with her own creations.