Airbnb Design — Talks No.6

Watch drummer and activist Madame Gandhi's "Own Your Voice" talk.

Our latest Airbnb Design — Talks video features Kiran Gandhi, an L.A.-based musician and activist whose mission is to elevate and celebrate the female voice. Her work explores themes of modern feminism and fosters conversations about creating a world that’s more inclusive of women. She’s toured internationally as a drummer for M.I.A. and Thievery Corporation in addition to producing her own music under the moniker Madame Gandhi.

The Harvard Business School graduate—who calls her alma mater “the breeding ground of the capitalist patriarchy”—addressed the United Nations to speak about gender equality. Her 2015 blogpost about running the London marathon while bleeding freely sparked debate about how various cultures treat menstruation. She’s partnered with health organizations including Binti Period, Girl Up, and Global Fund to improve access to menstrual care.

In this talk (and performance) Gandhi will discuss what it means to own your voice and how creating spaces to speak freely fosters fluid and responsible innovation.

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