Understand how to address global issues while still finding hope in our lives with Jaspreet Kaur, author of Brown Girl Like Me, Poet and educator.
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Jaspreet Kaur | Speaker Biography
Jaspreet Kaur, also known as Behind the Netra, is a professional writer, educator, and poet who tackles important issues such as gender discrimination, mental health stigma, and taboo subjects within the South Asian community. During the day, Jaspreet worked as a secondary school History and Sociology teacher, with a strong academic background in history and gender studies. However, she has decided to take a break from teaching to focus on her journey as a writer, poet, and performer.
Jaspreet's creativity has opened doors to various opportunities, including featuring in a short film with Idris Elba, making regular appearances on the BBC and Sunday Morning Live, and collaborating with the UN on the HeforShe Campaign. She also serves as a Senior Judge for the Queen's Essay Competition in 2018 and 2019, and is an ambassador for The Girls' Network, Time to Change, and Binti International. In 2020, Jaspreet was selected as an Artist in Residence with the Spine Festival, led by Apples and Snakes.
Jaspreet's journey has been truly remarkable, earning her recognition and accolades along the way. She was honored with the Asian Women of Achievement Award by Women of the Future in the Arts and Culture category, received the 'We Are The City' Rising Star Award for her contributions in Education and Academia, was shortlisted for the National Diversity Award as a Positive Role Model, and was voted one of the Top 10 Inspirational Sikh Women in the UK. Her first book, "Brown Girl Like Me," explores how we can address global issues while finding hope in our own lives.