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June 24, 2014

Power Catalyst: Poorna Jagannathan

Text by Viseshika Sharma

Poorna Jagannathan is our power catalyst for 2013-2014, for giving voice to women by producing Nirbhaya

Poorna Jagannathan gained acclaim  for her role in Delhi Belly as a fiery, independent woman – it must come easy for she’s the same in person. With roles in TV and films both here and in the US, Jagannathan was busy enough before being moved, by the rape that shook the nation, into producing  Nirbhaya, an immersive theatre experience drawn from the actors’ own experiences of sexual violence.

Facilitating Change: She believes silence about sexual violence is an epidemic too, and seeks to change this by encouraging a dialogue with the audience, inviting them to share their own experiences.

Ambition: To have people pledge to break the silence that surrounds sexual assault, thus changing the world we live with.

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