I smash the patriarchy for a living! I’m the founder-director & editor-in-chief of Feminism in India (FII), an award-winning digital feminist media platform. I’m also a TEDx speaker, a UN World Summit Young Innovator and a Swedish Institute Alumni.
I started FII while I was still a student at Jawaharlal Nehru University and built it from bottom to top. I single-handedly expanded it from a blog to India’s most popular feminist media platform in just a matter of three years.
I was featured by The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in a book on ‘Women in Tech’ for my work at FII and felicitated by Maneka Gandhi and Ministry of Women & Child Development, GoI as Web Wonder Woman. I have also been recognised by the Swedish Foreign Minister for my work on the gender gap on Wikipedia. Currently, I oversee the strategic vision and growth at FII.
I started FII as a Facebook page in 2013 that curated feminist content from the Internet. It is now a full-fledged bilingual feminist media organisation that creates and publishes unique content everyday.
I began the Facebook page when I began my own journey as a feminist. With my background being in German Studies and not Gender or Women’s Studies, I began to look around on the Internet for accessible resources on the feminist movement in India. All I found were academic articles which were dense, theoretical and mostly behind a paywall, or content from Western feminist platforms like Bitch Media and Feministing.
FII thus, was created with a vision of having easy-to-understand, accessible, popular Indian feminist content on the internet written by Indian women for Indian women.
I have conducted and led multiple research projects on gender-based violence online and offline, SRHR and feminist media.
I worked closely with the digital team, helped implement a comprehensive digital media strategy for Breakthrough’s various campaigns. I helped to develop high-quality communication material including blogs, infographics, and other campaign creatives.
Awards & Recognition
I’m a German Studies scholar from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who switched to Gender and Feminist Studies professionally.
M.Phil & M.A, German Studies
B.A. German (H)