Karishma set up the Mutual Aid group for Kentish Town in response to the lockdown in March this year. She organised support for vulnerable people in her neighbourhood, helping with shopping, medication and delivering 100s of home cooked meals to those in need.
Alongside the aid group, Karishma also worked on a project called Isolating Together (www.isolatingtogether.co.uk), a photographic project of over 70 portraits of people and their stories. It documents the faces and stories of people she has met over the last few months through the mutual aid group that she set up. The aim of the project is to cement the sense of community that was created during lockdown and always remind people that no matter how difficult times get, together we are capable of extraordinary things. These portraits and stories will soon be on display around Kentish Town.
Karishma has been so kind to me, from organising the mutual aid group to tracking down a social worker to get my flat cleaned when I was in hospital. She went out of her way to be kind to me when I needed it the most, and she did this for everybody.