By Adwaita Das
To be able to hear what one’s authentic self is saying is a power. And to follow through takes further discipline. Doing something requires courage for sure; but, not-doing can call for equal strength. Taking rest can be tougher than being active. Inspired by the spectacular gymnast Simone Biles withdrawing from the individual all-around gymnastics competition at Tokyo Olympics 2021 to focus on mental well-being, this illustration affirms the voice of our deepest needs. We are allowed to do whatever we have to do or not-do for the sake of our mental health. Because: MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS.