Kalpa Garg – Women Deliver
2020

Kalpa Garg

  • Age: 18
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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

Bio

Kalpa Garg was born and raised in India. She is currently attending D.A.V Public School. Kalpa is President and Founder of Gender Sensitivity Club at DAV Public School, Co-Founder and Leader of Happiness Club at DAV Public School, Editorial Head of The Muse — a student-based journal promoting a multi-disciplinary approach to subjects — and OC 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 what a conservative mindset people had even in the 21st century, but the more they resisted change, the more ignited I was to bring a revolution. My elder sister, my really 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 period positivity by conducting sessions on menstruation in school for adolescents and inviting an OB-GYN who is also a female activist to speak, and organizing "Flaunt Your Flaws," a photography exhibition and fundraiser to redefine beauty.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

I like reading books, and am currently reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I also like swimming, writing (especially poetry), talking to new people, and discovering new music.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Hindi (Advanced/Native)

Speaks On:

  • menstrual hygiene awareness
  • stereotypes around beauty
  • adolescent mental health

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Common Purpose Leader

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