UW System GWS Librarian Karla Strand Publishes Ms. Magazine Article on Madame Gandhi

Karla StrandUW System GWS Librarian Karla Strand has written a Ms. Magazine article titled, “The Ms. Q&A: Madame Gandhi on Creativity and Feminism—During COVID and Beyond.” This piece is a Q&A dialogue between Karla and Madame Gandhi.

Below is an excerpt from Karla’s piece:

Gloria Steinem and Madame Gandhi
Gloria Steinem and Madame Gandhi at the Ms. Foundation Gala in 2017

In 2015, I read an article about a woman who ran the London Marathon that April while on the first day of her period and without a tampon. That woman, Kiran Gandhi, finished the 26.2 mile race (her first) in 4 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds.

That was also the year that Gandhi completed her MBA at Harvard, while performing as the touring drummer with musical powerhouse M.I.A. Because how do you choose between a Harvard acceptance and a national tour? If you’re Kiran Gandhi, you don’t; you do both.

By 2019, Gandhi had released two EPs as Madame Gandhi, opened for Ani Difranco, toured with Thievery Corporation, played Bonnaroo and numerous other festivals, and been named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in music for 2019.

Read the full article at: https://msmagazine.com/2020/05/20/the-ms-qa-madame-gandhi-on-creativity-and-feminism-during-covid-and-beyond/?fbclid=IwAR1hJhHvdkoEKPT_LX-P-7Es526bAdLkOxz4hnEvXyAlaYaZYawdNzL7JO4