A Chat with Poet Pavana Reddy

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Pavana Reddy mazadohta

Pavana Reddy (who you may already be following on Instagram — she’s also known as @mazadohta!), is an amazing, beautiful, inspiring poet. You can sample her lovely poetry on her Instagram page (here), hear it on Anoushka Shankar’s album Land of Gold, or read it in her first book, Rangoli. I got to connect with and interview Pavana for ISAASE’s Be Inspired project. We had a … Read More

A Chat with Natasha Sumant of Gundi Studios

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Natasha Sumant of Gundi Studios

Have you seen the instagram account Gundi Studios? In Hindi, “gundi” means female thug — and since outspoken South Asian women aren’t typically appreciated in South Asian communities, Natasha Sumant (the artist behind Gundi Studios) started the project as a way to celebrate courageous women, and reclaim the term gundi. The art and fashion coming out of Gundi Studios is fantastic, but … Read More

Math Teacher, Hair Stylist, and Working Mom Crystal Johnson’s Personal Style

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Crystal Johnson - Math Teacher, Hair Stylist - Shares her Personal Style with Punlearning

My friend Crystal Johnson is a teacher, a hair stylist, a working mom, and one of the most pulled-together women I know. Crystal and I taught together for about four years (she teaches math, and I taught social studies and English) until a couple years ago. Because she’s so well dressed all of the time, I asked Crystal to talk … Read More

You’re Going to Regret Not Trying

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Jashvina Shah - Journalist - Fashion and Sports

Earlier this year I mentioned my outreach organization ISAASE‘s “Be Inspired” project. (In case you missed the post, it’s here). For the project, I connected with journalist Jashvina Shah about navigating the world of sports journalism (which isn’t exactly known for its welcoming attitude towards women), establishing a subscription service to a private sports reporting site, and why she loves working in journalism. She … Read More

Weekend Links

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Happy Friday! What are you doing this weekend? If you need or want some weekend links or things to read, I’ve got you covered. Here are some weekend links for your perusal. Read on if you’re interested…

Happy Friday

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Happy Friday! Here is a small collection of things from the internet that I’ve enjoyed or discovered this week, that I’d like to share…