¡Hola! My name is Kavita Rai and I go to Newbury Park High School in California, and I will be a senior there in the 2018-19 school year. I started the Girl Up chapter at my school 2 years ago, but my advocacy for women’s rights has been a passion of mine for years now. One of my favorite fundraisers I did for Girl Up was a high tea event (called Hats & High Tea) where my club and I invited a panel of women to guest speak as well as a variety of vendors to sell their goods. We raised over $3,000 for Girl Up! Apart from Girl Up, I am involved in YMCA Youth & Government where I love to have discussion on prison reform, gun control, and of course women’s reproductive rights. Additionally, I love exercising my first amendment rights by writing about controversial issues for my school’s newspaper. Having a voice in my community is so crucial to me, and I can’t wait to use my voice on a bigger platform with Girl Up! Apart from my passion for social justice issues, I love to talk, shop, and blog about fashion. Ever since I was little I have been obessed with picking out outfits and finding different ways to express myself!
I am beyond ecstatic to be a part of the 2018-2019 Teen Advisor family. The present and future is female and when we are empowered we can empower others!