Malavika Kannan is from Central Florida, but she is currently a freshman at Stanford Univeristy. Her writing about race, culture, politics, and identity has been published in HuffPost, The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, NYLON, Vice, Refinery29, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Stanford Daily. Beyond the page, Malavika is a nationally-recognized activist for women’s rights and youth empowerment. She has organized historic political campaigns for Women’s March, Giffords, and March For Our Lives, including #NationalSchoolWalkout, the largest single-day youth-led protest in American history. She is the founder of Homegirl Project, a girl-led organization that empowers female youth of color to become political leaders. Homegirl Project has served thousands of girls nationwide through its storytelling, mentorship, and political training programs.