I am fearless because I choose to be.

Fearless Kathakali

This painting is done in acrylics on canvas and is approx. 2.5 x 5 feet. The painting was a response to a particularly angry moment for me. A moment in which a dear friend called me while she sat huddled with her children, fearful for her safety as her husband unleashed more of his uncontrolled aggression . My friend- a victim of domestic abuse, of patriarchal mindsets and of public apathy.

I wrote these words for my friend when she was still fearful – today she is fearful no more. But fearless and powerful. I applaud that!

A limited edition single print of this painting is my contribution to The Madder Moon Fearless Initiative.

In early January, in response to the horrific rape in Delhi, my friend and fellow artist Shilo Shiv Suleman made an online call for entries of posters to affirm women’s right to be fearless and free.  To take back the night as it were… Within a short space of time, she was flooded with hundreds of posters from artists and designers, professionals and hobbyists – contributors of many nationalities from many countries. The movement grew and has now blossomed into something beautiful, strong and moving. Shilo has since taken these posters to Delhi and the gathering of the ‘One billion rising

Madder Moon is a Singapore based design gallery that showcases the best and brightest of contemporary design out of India. Madder Moon will be taking the Fearless poster collective further by bringing the creative community together in a series of events to raise funds for charity.


Posters from the online collective will be printed and sold as limited editions. Artworks donated by artists as well as those painted during the event will be on sale. The Madder Moon Fearless Initiative will be contributing 100% of the profits to UNIFEM that supports women’s causes, including those that rehabilitate survivors of rape and trafficking all over Asia. Please find a link to the event here.

The Madder Moon Fearless Initiative26 February – 8 March
Exhibition and sale of posters and artworks created by artists and designers from all over the world to assert women’s right to share public space without fear of violence against them.

26th February:

  • Storytelling session by professional storyteller Rosemarie Somiah.
  • Art Jam with professional and semi-professional artists painting together at the Madder Moon gallery.
  • Storytelling session by professional storyteller Kamini Ramachandran
  • Wine and cheese reception to launch the initiative.

8th March – International Women’s Day

  • Nukkad natak (street play) written and directed by Sangeeta Nambiar, hosted by Madder Moon.

Please show your support:
16 Ann Siang Road 01-01
Singapore 069696


Wonderful news!! The Madder Moon Fearless Initiative raised a total profit of SGD$7971 for charity!! I feel wonderful having been part of this initiative in some small way. You can read about it here.

2 thoughts on “Fearless

    • Aarohi Singh says:

      @ India Pied-a-terre- Yes everyone should feel safe in their own homes but also outside- on the streets… I sometimes feel frightened of where we are headed as a people 🙁

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