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JANANI

Janani | Founder of Girls Play Global | UN SDGs Youth Advocate | Animal rights activist | Environmentalist | Reading enthusiast | New Jersey


Instagram: @girlsplayglobal & @jananishiva18

Website: www.girlsplayglobal.org


1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

Being able to visit government schools in rural parts of India through my organization and speak to so many girls was an amazing experience as I was able to understand what kind of challenges were faced by different demographics.

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2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

I try to look at the positive aspect of any negative situation but sometimes when I’m really overwhelmed with a lot of work, my grades in school tend to fluctuate and that can be pretty stressful for me.

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3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

My biggest wish for the near future is for girls in underdeveloped and developing countries to be given more opportunities to express themselves freely without being criticized for going against society’s norms, as I myself have faced that when I visit India every year.

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4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

By biggest worry is that we, as a global community wouldn’t have taken enough action to solve the climate crisis. Throughout the world, so many inspiring youth are taking a stand to create awareness about climate change but if people don’t begin to make immediate changes in their lifestyle and if companies don’t find a way to be more sustainable, we may be too late in reversing climate change.

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5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE?

I admire all women who are making positive changes in their communities and empowering others to do the same!

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6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN?

Always be yourself! Never let anyone one else or society make you feel like you need to change your true self to fit in with others.

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