Activists

Reshma Saujani is dynamic, diverse and determined!

Reshma Saujani defines herself as an activist, a change-maker and a fighter. She says her activism began in middle school when she decided to stand up to bullying in the eighth grade. As a Gujarati girl growing up in a White working class Chicago neighborhood and trying to fit in, Saujani says she regularly endured teasing and heckling from classmates, including those daring her to a fight in the school yard. She ignored them, until one day, 12-year-old Saujani decided she’d had enough. Instead of boarding the school bus back home, Saujani showed up at the school yard, ready for a fight, only to be beaten badly with a baseball bat and a tennis racket by two classmates.

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Muniba Mazari

Inspirational Pakistani Activist Muniba Mazari

About Muniba Mazari Muniba Mazari Baloch is a well-known face around the world. A talented woman, the Pakistani has many feathers on her cap. Muniba is an influential activist, model, painter, and…

Malala Yousafzai

Biography of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Activist

Malala Biography Born on July 12, Malala Yousafzai is the oldest daughter of Tor Pekai Yousafzai and Ziauddin. She was born in Mingora, one of the most densely populated cities in the…

Sarojini Naidu

The Freedom Fighter and the Poetess

Sarojini Naidu was a renowned political activist and a leader, and one of the famous 20th century poets from India. She was an important figure in the later stage of India’s struggle…

Rula Ghani

An Inspiring Former First Lady

Rula F. Saadah Ghani, commonly known as Rula Ghani, is the former first lady of Afghanistan. She is the wife of the former President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai…

The Queer South Asian Life

Creating awareness around gender, sexuality and coming out issues among the South Asian community is not easy. But Alex Sangha and Jag Nagra have done just that, despite the oft conservative nature of South Asian families, particularly around LGBTQ+ rights.

“There is a lot of pressure in the gay South Asian community, whether you are Sikh, Hindu, or Muslim, to get married and have children,” says Alex Sangha, a registered clinical social worker in Vancouver, Canada. “Living in intergenerational families with our parents and grandparents, we must fit into the family structure. How is a gay man going to bring a boyfriend home and have him accepted by the family?”

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Alifa Bintha Haque and the Sawfish Diaries

Alifa Bintha Haque aims to change the way we look at marine conservation and the fishing industry, one sawfish rostrum at a time.