Tina Chowdhury

Tina Chowdhury
Youth Advocate

“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” —Malala Yousafzai

Where Tina got her girl power: Tina has had her girl power all along. She came to this realization in her Women and Gender Studies coursework at Hunter College, which gave her the vocabulary to articulate her existing thoughts on women’s and girl’s issues, and the tools to advocate for the social justice issues that have always been close to her heart. She believes we all have girl power—it just needs to be tapped into.

How Tina has been staging the revolution: Tina works towards consciousness raising in both her professional and personal life at all times, as she believes that the first step in staging the revolution is empowering people with the knowledge and language they may need to do so. Tina has been a leader of the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus at the Columbia School of Social Work during her time there, in which she facilitated difficult conversations about power, privilege, oppression, and allyship with peers who would soon become social workers and agents of change.

When Tina isn’t staging the revolution she is probably (re)reading a book or writing short stories of her own.

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