Day of the Girl-US is an 100% youth-led movement, and the Action Team is the team of young female-identifying activists in charge of it all. These leaders are passionate about gender justice and have put in a huge amount of work to grow the movement into what it is today.
Action Team Members
Anoushka Ambavanekar is 15 years old. She lives in California and has been involved with Day of the Girl since 2017. Anoushka is passionate about promoting diversity in media, intersectional feminism, and LGBTQ+ rights. She also loves to write about social issues. Her passions outside of social justice include reading, painting, spending time with her family and friends, and taking silly pictures
Adriana Chavez is 16 years old. She is from New York City and has been involved with Day of the Girl since 2016. She is particularly passionate about reproductive rights, body positivity, adoption/foster care issues, and advocation for survivors of sexual assault. When not defying society's rules, she can be found reading English literature, playing the ukulele, or hanging out with her rescue dog Sadie.
Blythe Drucker is 19 years old. She is from Winston Salem, NC and has been involved in Day of the Girl since 2015. Blythe is particularly interested in issues surrounding women in media and women and religion. She is the founder and president of the Feminist Society at her school. In her free time, Blythe enjoys reading, eating, dancing, and traveling.
Brindha Kodlapur is 17 years old. She attends West Windsor- Plainsboro High School South in New Jersey. With a passion for helping women to overcome cultural barriers, Brindha loves being a part of the DOTG action team. Outside of the Day of the Girl, Brindha is the president of her TED-Ed Club and Chief Editor of her literary magazine aptly named Rewritten. When Brindha not busy advocating for gender rights, she can be found binging Suits and listening to Taylor Swift.
Zaniya Lewis is from New Jersey. She is a freshman at the Catholic University of America majoring in Politics. She is passionate about girls education, women in politics, and race relations. She was featured alongside First Lady Michelle Obama in the May issue of Seventeen Magazine. She is the co-founder of the New Jersey National Guard Teen Panel and Kindness Project. Her mission is to inspire others to use their passions to make a difference. During her free time, she loves to play basketball and hang out with friends.
Bhavana Ravala is 17 years old and currently a junior at Normal Community High School in Illinois. She has been involved with the Day of the Girl Movement since September 2016. Bhavana is naturally passionate about gender equality, but she specifically cares deeply about girls' education and representation in politics, especially in developing countries. Aside from Day of the Girl, Bhavana is also a 2016 ANNpower Fellow and an active member of speech team, congressional debate, and student council. Between extracurriculars and AP classes, she spends her little free time enjoying Parks & Rec and fangirling over Harry Potter or another good book with her friends.
Eliana Stanislawski is 21 years old. She is from Washington, D.C., and she has been involved with Day of the Girl-US since its origins in 2010. Currently a senior at Clark University majoring in International Development and Social Change, Eliana is deeply passionate about reproductive justice, restorative justice, and displacement and migration issues. When she is not wrapped up in social justice, Eliana can be found laughing too loud, reading plays in the bookstore with friends, or - most likely - eating some hummus.
Christina Wang is 16 years old. She lives in New Jersey and is currently a high school junior. She has been involved with Day of the Girl since May of 2015. When not discussing feminism, Christina enjoys creative writing, participating in Model UN, and procrastinating on schoolwork via online shopping.
Angie Zhang is 17 years old. She lives in Cresskill, New Jersey, and has been involved in blog writing for Day of the Girl since 2016. Angie is passionate about intersectional feminism, especially issues regarding women of color and LGBTQ+ women, as well as sex positivity and education and advocating for sex workers' rights. Angie is president of GSA and Women's Empowerment at her school, Dwight-Englewood, and is an ardent supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union. When she is not writing political articles for websites, she is playing or listening to music (typically 60s-90s rock) and watching 80's movies on Netflix.
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