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Priya Goswami is a National Award-winning documentary filmmaker and a communication designer. In 2015, she co-founded Sahiyo, an international non-profit based in Mumbai and Boston.
She is the recipient of the German Chancellor Fellowship for young leaders by Alexander Von Humboldt Stiftung. She spent her fellowship making video installations, learning German and at times performing stand-up in Germany.
Mumkin, a free, Artificial Intelligence-driven app for enabling difficult conversations, drives Priya, as she dreams of a freer, fairer society. When not buried in Mumkin, she tries to steal some time to hike and explore typography.
Aarefa Johari is a journalist, feminist and aspiring violinist. She divides her time between working as a senior reporter for Scroll.in in Mumbai, and advocating for an end to the practice of Female Genital Cutting or FGC.
She is the co-founder of Sahiyo, an international organisation working to end FGC in Asian communities. In 2019, she joined hands with Priya Goswami to create Mumkin.
Aarefa dreams of a world where the concept of leaving children’s genitals alone is not something to be fought for, so that activists like her can spend more time practicing the violin.
Mr. J.Suresh is the Executive Officer of Kavin Corporation, a customized software development company working in the field of Social Impact Projects. He brings in decades of technical expertise in fields ranging from construction and impex to consulting. In an advisory capacity on social verticals such as HIV, TB, MNCH and mental health, Suresh helps NGOs & medical/research organisations in designing programs with the most social impact. An avid traveler, having completed a pan-India journey to experience the rich cultural diversity of the country, Mr. Suresh looks forward to the next adventure, whether it’s in the Himalayas or in the form of the next big social impact project.
A visual designer by day, Azra enjoys (and misses) traveling, is an avid reader, and very passionate about music. While she spends most of her time glued to her screen, she enjoys the more tactile aspects of design. She enjoys the art of traditional bookmaking and letterpress printing. A huge foodie, she enjoys exploring new cultures through their cuisines. Her ideal workstation would be on a beach somewhere, with some good tunes in the background and her two cats to keep her company.
Neerav is an animator, illustrator, and visual designer.
He is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design, and has worked with Samsung Electronics, before starting Anicipate, a motion and visual design studio, based in Bangalore.
He is either exploring how animation and motion design can help in storytelling beyond 'cartoons', or searching for new places to eat at.
One day, Ranjitha walked into her boss' workstation and found some really cool-looking colour pencils. Her first instinct was to immediately start sketching/colouring, only to be met by her boss' anger and disappointment since those pencils were some really expensive eye and lip liners! This sums up Ranjitha's passion for art. After quitting her job she entered the dreamy animation world of NID. Kickstarting her journey into filmmaking, she realised that her real passion was storytelling, irrespective of the medium. Creating films, developing narratives, and telling stories. From being known throughout her college for her passion for dance to making an award-winning film on an ancient dance form from Kerala called Theyyam, dance, movement, and art have been central to Ranjitha's life journey. She has a deep irrational love for Japan, the seven sisters, train travels, and conversations. She's currently in the film’s division of Symbiosis College, Pune, passionately imparting her storytelling skills to young filmmakers since 2016.
Saachi is a freelance writer, researcher and currently a social media intern at Mumkin. She has a background in Anthropology and has been writing about mental health, gender and caste since 2018. Her relationship with social media has historically been complicated but she has found, in the current times, that it has allowed the recognition of many voices from different backgrounds. She wants to explore these possibilities further. Offline, she can be found experimenting in the kitchen, playing the guitar or piano, or sleeping next to her cats.
Reetika is a journalist and researcher from Mumbai, India. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Gender Studies at University of Cambridge, UK. When she is not living out of her suitcase, Reetika can be found staring at a dozen open browser tabs on her laptop. Through her work that is anchored in intersectional feminist politics, she aims to reconcile collaborative storytelling with pressing marginalised realities.
Chandni Shiyal did her Masters in Sociology from the Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai. She also completed her M.Phil. from the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai on the subject of Female Genital Mutilation in Africa, with a special focus on Ethiopia. In 2015 she published a book titled ‘Female Circumcision/Female Genital Mutilation: A Human Rights Violation - A Case Study of Ethiopia’. In 2019 she completed her Ph.D. from the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai. She is an Administrative Manager at Sahiyo as well as freelance researcher.
Dr. Keerthi is a Change Maker and Social Development Professional. She has been spearheading Vasavya Mahila Mandali as President from August 2018, and has 40 years of experience in various social advocacy and impact areas like health and nutrition, education, livelihoods and gender equality. She is a team builder and trendsetter for making a change in the fields she engages with.
Rashmi is the Secretary at Vasavya Mahila Mandali, and is a strong voice in social advocacy. She engages with numerous projects for improving infrastructure in Government schools, and actively promotes Gandhian ideas among youth as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Gandhi Smarak Nidhi.
Vijay Kumar has over 18 years of experience in the development sector and is self-motivated, as well as being a self-starter. He currently holds the position of Director - Programs in Vasavya Mahila Mandali. He has an MBA degree and has a good knowledge of data analysis and management. Vijay is a good team leader; is motivating and encouraging towards all the staff. He has working knowledge on NGO management and developing strategic planning. Vijay is good in Monitoring and Evaluation of projects, and team building is his strength. He is more interested in working with tribes, especially in mountainous regions and marginal groups.
Shaik Rahamatulla is a commerce graduate and has more than 15 years of experience in managing accounts in the corporate and NGO sector. Currently he holds the position of Finance officer at Vasavya Mahila Mandali and is responsible for the organisation's financial reporting. He is very active in supporting the staff at field level. He works with passion; sharing his knowledge with others.