Real Boy

real boy

Just saw Real Boy this week at the BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival. It’s a beautiful documentary about the story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager in California and his transitional journey through childhood and young adulthood, working to gain the love and support of his mother and to become a musician. The film explores issues on mental health experienced by Bennett and problems with substance misuse by another transgender friend.

Real Boy will be released soon and the trailer can be accessed here. People interested to bring it to their community center, college, conference, or film club, can email director Shaleece Haas at shaleece@realboymovie.com.

Architecture, nature and wellbeing

nature-architecture

The close relationship between neurons, beauty, arts, and wellbeing. How our mirror neurons observe other people’s behavior and perceive environment? The concept of therapeutic architecture and how a hospital can be therapeutic just by architecture and environment…

Interesting article by Maria Giulia Marini, an Italian epidemiologist and counselor at the Centre of Medical Humanities website.