Ms Ananya Chhaochharia • TEDxPowai
Painting the town Red
Ananya Chhaochharia is an intersectional feminist working at the crossroads of gender and politics. Ananya transitioned from her well-paying job as a political consultant to initiate Paint it Red, a non- profit organization that advocates for menstrual rights and reduction of period poverty in India. As a 25-year old young changemaker, Ananya identifies the need to build collective movements to challenge systemic issues in the country. She has dedicatedly nurtured young leaders to enter the public policy and development sector. She has been accepted into Harvard Kennedy School to pursue her Masters in Public Policy and was the only Indian to be shortlisted for AFS Global Youth Award in 2020 for her efforts in destigmatizing periods and provide relief to those who can’t afford or access it.