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We, humans, have infinite capacities to bring any change we desire. All we need is to start a conversation. Be the changemaker, and help us bring a revolution.
- Kalpa Garg
Kalpa Garg was born and raised in India. She is currently attending Shri Ram College of Commerce. She is the Research Director at SRCRC. Kalpa founded Gender Sensitivity Club and Counselling Cell at DAV Public School, and was the Organising Head of Flaunt Your Flaws, an annual school-level event and a fundraiser aimed at smashing the existing stereotypes of beauty.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
I cannot pinpoint the exact moment in my life when I realized the conservative mindsets people had despite so much progress, but the more they resisted change, the more ignited I was to bring a revolution. My elder sister, my supportive parents, and the circumstances around me shaped my mind in such a way that I could not help but see everything from gendered point of view.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
Forming a Gender Sensitivity Club at school, spreading menstrual hygiene awareness and period positivity by conducting sessions for adolescents, organizing "Flaunt Your Flaws," a photography exhibition and fundraiser to redefine beauty and demonstrating the case for girls leadership to Action Coalitions at Generation Equality Forum, Mexico.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy reading novels, swimming, writing, talking to new people, and discovering new music and other forms of art.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Hindi (Advanced/Native)
- menstrual hygiene awareness
- stereotypes around beauty
- adolescent mental health
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Global Talent at UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab (2022)
- YOUNGA Youth Delegate (2020)