I choose to celebrate my life as a whole. Every day is a chance to make the most of it, and I strive to do just that on a daily basis. I am surrounded by the most supportive, loving, and forgiving friends and family I could ever imagine. I work at an incredible political and legal non-profit at a time of such galvanizing political strife and have the privilege of seeing the impact of my work on a daily basis. I recently launched a lifestyle blog focusing on food, fashion + travel, since all of my friends use me as their personal yelp + stylist. I'm also a professional Bollywood dancer, which is the perfect escape from reality and allows me to express different sides of myself. Right now, I stand for feminism and equality - at a time when we need it more than ever. It seems Women of Color are constantly being marginalized in the United States and across the world. I hope to use my privilege to be a voice for those that are not heard. During this time of political unrest I want to be a reminder that even as a woman of color there is still so much to celebrate and be happy about. With that, I celebrate individuality. The whole concept of everything I do is not because I want other people to be like me. I want other people to be inspired to do what they want to do. I want to celebrate every different aspect of me. I don't wake up every morning and feel the same way. I'm not the same person as I was yesterday. And tomorrow I couldn't be the same person I was two days ago. It's just what my mood is at that time and I just want to accept that and be that person. And be the best version of that person everyday. I don't know how to explain that in one word but that's what it is: waking up, knowing who I am, knowing what I'm feeling and being the best that I could be.