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Transforming Pain and Heartbreak Into Advocacy: Geetha Balagopal

A Tribute to Priya Priya's story Our Mindset vs. Mental Health Priya's Message The Rising Suicide Statistics Rising From Mental Health Issues TW: Suicide, depression, bullying, mental illness On October 19 last year, my daughter Priya would have turned 30. She died by suicide in 2016. That night before her birthday, I was thinking about …

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Manvi Tiwari: A Young Mental Health Activist; Finding the Silver Lining

About Manvi Tiwari Spreading Awareness About OCD Manvi Tiwari beautifully elaborates her story of fighting mental health disorders to becoming a UN-recognized mental health activist. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” ― John Green Every time someone asks me to introduce myself, I choose to say that I am a person …

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Rethinking Nutrition: Tolulope Aina’s Journey of Revolutionizing Agriculture

About Tolulope Aina Choosing Agriculture Journey in the Patriarchal World Advice to Young Leaders Tolulope Aina talks about her remarkable journey of transforming agriculture and the way people look at nutrition through Tolulope Foods and Agro Learn. I grew up in the city of Lagos in Nigeria and I was an only child before my younger …

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Advocating Holistic Health and Sustainability: Soumya Ganapathy

Growing Up in Mixed Cultures Interest in Medicine Seeking Inspiration and Being Sustainable When I was young, I felt like I was carrying two worlds within myself—my Indian heritage and the Western culture that I was growing up in. There were many times that I felt like an outsider. I was picked on a lot …

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Debunking Heteronormativity: Dr. Varuna Srinivasan – Educator, Sexologist and Gender Justice Activist

About Varuna Srinivasan Journey to Acceptance  “I found happiness when I accepted myself.” I don’t consider myself an influencer, but rather an educator. It is my way of giving back to society & paying it forward. I am fortunate to have resources that can be used to help people & change lives for the better. …

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Healthy & Hassle – Free Menstrual Care With the Pink Box: Sanjana Pai

Inspiration Behind The Pink Box Menstrual Care With The Pink Box Like many young people, I was often asked “where do you see yourself in five years?” – And much to everyone’s surprise, I actually had an answer for it: I will create a business that caters to women and supports their well-being. I initially …

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Women in Sports: Maclaine Westford

Maclaine's Story Play Your Game.” Growing up in California, Maclaine started playing volleyball when she was just four years old. It never crossed her mind that sports were not as easily accessible to girls in other countries. Immersing herself into communities & different countries while studying abroad, Maclaine was surprised to learn that there was …

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Intertwining Body Image Concerns With Health: Smita

Childhood And Health-Problems Self-love, Self-Care And Support As a kid, I was incredibly skinny and people constantly highlighted it. Lactose intolerant and susceptible to food poisoning, I consistently battled stomach pains and nausea. After catching a stomach infection, I lived in fear that it would manifest into an ulcer. As a result, I developed anxiety …

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Women in Sports: A Struggle for Change | Cremson

Growing Up Finding Myself Women and Sports “You know yourself the best; keep working to polish your strengths, while recognizing your weaknesses. Don’t overthink." Growing up, I knew that chemistry and biology in general were my strength subject areas as I moved to the US to pursue my undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Working in …

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