Shilpa K.


by Nirmiti K., March 10, 2018
"And after some time we heard ambulances and police cars coming, you know the sirens."
Shilpa K.

Introductory Profile: About Shilpa

I interviewed Shilpa K., my mom. She grew up in Mumbai, India before moving to New York City to start working and pursue her dream to be an occupational therapist.

When she was ten years old, a woman living in her neighborhood committed suicide because her family couldn’t pay a dowry. When this happened in Shilpa’s life, it affected how she looked at society from then on. She believes that everyone is equal no matter their race, gender, or sexuality.