N.R.I. Woman

Schizophrenist: Reshma Valliappan #50

Reshma is an artist-activist advocating and supporting several issues from mental health and sexuality to human rights.

Val Resh as she’s popularly known was diagnosed with schizophrenia at twenty-two. Since then she’s had many diagnoses. She does not let these labels define her and calls herself the schizophrenist, combining the words schizophrenia and artist-activist.

She gives us an insight into what it is like to live in our society with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, in her book Fallen, Standing. She hopes that we will stop labelling others and see the individual before their label.

Correction: In the episode, we’ve stated Reshma rode her bike for three days. She rode her bike for 36 hours. Apologies about the error and thanks Resh for pointing it out.

Connect with the guests:
Website: https://www.valresh.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valresh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/val_resh

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