Book Launch | Vivek Shraya “People Change”

Join us at Esker Foundation for an evening with artist and author Vivek Shraya to celebrate the launch of her new book: People Change.

“A deeply generous and honest gift to the world.”

–Elliot Page

“The author of I’m Afraid of Men lets readers in on the secrets to a life of reinvention.

Vivek Shraya knows this to be true: people change. We change our haircuts and our outfits and our minds. We change names, titles, labels. We attempt to blend in or to stand out. We outgrow relationships, we abandon dreams for new ones, we start fresh. We seize control of our stories. We make resolutions.

In fact, nobody knows this better than Vivek, who’s made a career of embracing many roles: artist, performer, musician, writer, model, teacher. In People Change, she reflects on the origins of this impulse, tracing it to childhood influences from Hinduism to Madonna. What emerges is a meditation on change itself: why we fear it, why we’re drawn to it, what motivates us to change, and what traps us in place.

At a time when we’re especially contemplating who we want to be, this slim and stylish handbook is an essential companion—a guide to celebrating our many selves and the inspiration to discover who we’ll become next.”

Vivek Shraya’s exhibition Legends of the Trans was previously presented in the Esker Foundation Project Space From October 2021 to February 2022.

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film.

This is a limited capacity in-person event. Registration essential. 

May 4th, 2022 at 6-7pm