Are you Team Navya yet?
At 25, Navya Naveli Nanda is turning privilege and power into a force for women’s rights. Comic books are just part of the mission
In a year of nepo babies (can’t wait for the Archies movie BTW), 25-year-old Navya Naveli Nanda seems almost like an anti-hero. She’d prefer anti-heroine, though. Much of her work in the public eye, since she was 21, has been in gender inequality and getting India to treat women better. Her initiative, Project Naveli, works towards women’s education and economic independence, battling domestic violence, and issues in mental and physical health. She also co-founded Aara Health, a women-centric health tech company. She’s edging close to a million followers on Instagram. Her podcast, What the Hell Navya, has fan, awards, haters... the usual.