Art has inherently been a malleable medium by which many forms of expressions can be made, Skin Deep is yet another to do so. SDBM work in donated spaces with volunteer artists and designers to combine artistic mediums to explore a sense of skin disease suffering through art in support of skin disease sufferers. The creative artefacts can emanate as, participatory art, interactive installations or even flamboyant fashion shows demonstrating the latest skin therapy garment technologies. Fashion, art and design are at the heart of SDBM as tools used to champion skin awareness to the world.
SDBM provide a public awareness service of 'skin disease sufferers plights' by producing expressive events such as art shows, masquerade balls, and fashion shows, all proceeds of which go towards targeted causes. Our choice of medium to champion a very serious cause may be artistic to say the least, but is at the heart of the founders pre-skin condition vocation as a fashion designer. Shabana Islam, combines her talent and experience through SDBM the charity to bring skin awareness to all through art, design and fashion.
From the SDBM website www.skinawareness.org we have provided several options for public financial donations to help improve the quality of life for many. These options include, text messaging, online card payment, and cheque. Online 'anonymous donation' options are also provided. These donations will be used to facilitate our three main causes.
Utilising the expertise and knowledge of the founder of SDBM Shabana Islam as a creatively open minded long term skin disease sufferer, the strength of SDBM is in the empathetic nature by which our collective efforts to help support skin disease sufferers and their carers and bring light to their daily struggles to the general public is done so as one of them. If you like, 'using creativity to bring skin awareness from within'.
The prevalence of skin disease exceeds that of obesity, hypertension, or cancer. Despite skin being the largest organ of the human body, dermatological research remains one of the most under funded areas of medicine. In a world where society has an increasing preoccupation with image and it’s importance to every aspect of a person’s life, sufferers of skin diseases are feeling and being more marginalised and isolated than ever.
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