What does life as a woman or girl look like in your country / city / town / village? Any issues / challenges / exciting milestones?

I live in the western part of India and in my city, it is difficult for girls to talk to boys or even wear clothes that reveal a little bit of skin. It gets tough at times to voice our opinions because not many are receptive.

What would you like the world to know about YOU? What life experience, challenge or achievement do you want to share? What obstacles have you faced and overcome?

When I started writing, I realized that I can bring about change even if it means starting from the grass root level. I am an outspoken and vivacious girl and people always judged me in a negative way. But,my writings helped me gain the kind of readers who were inspired and people actually stopped judging me and started admiring me for who I am.

What are you most passionate about and what are you doing with that passion?

I am passionate about my writing. With a view to turn my passion into a career, I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media and I’m experiencing a totally different and free life.

What's your definition of success?

Success for me is believing in yourself and putting yourself first.

How have the women and girls around you helped you to get to where you are today?

Yes, my mother has always been supportive of my passion. My aunt is where I get my rebellious side from. The women in my family have always been fighters and they have helped and inspired me to carry on with the legacy of being a rebel.

Looking externally into the public sphere, what female public figure inspires you the most to achieve your dreams?

Hilary Clinton inspires me to achieve my dreams. Her quote once read that girls should be taught more how about how to break the glass ceiling instead of fitting their foot into the glass slipper.

Describe yourself in one word: "I am... Rebellious

Complete this sentence: "To be a girl or woman today, is to be..."

A symbol of strength and happiness and love.