The greatest teacher will send you back to yourself. — Nayyirah Waheed
Tell us about yourself along with a fun fact!
I am a trends researcher and strategist who hopes to use cultural strategy to highlight minority voices. I was born on the winter solstice, have lived in six countries, and love writing poetry.
Fun fact: I can read palms!
Personal Website: https://www.nayantaradutta.com/
What # would define your life journey?
#thistooshallpass—It’s the title of the first poem I ever wrote and helps me realize that both positive and difficult times are ephemeral.
Favorite website / app:
Meetup.com is an amazing resource for meeting new people—it’s helped me find book clubs, knitting groups, and networking events in New York.
Someone who inspires you and knowledge they have imparted:
Mona Chalabi. She is a data journalist for The Guardian who draws beautiful graphs and infographics on Instagram that highlight issues like the gender and race pay gap. I really admire how she has created her own platform to share the way she sees the world!
Song that makes you want to dance:
Someday — The Strokes
Living in a house by the sea with a well-worn passport, exploring often and writing a poetry chapbook in my free time. I hope to have finished my MBA, be fluent in Hindi, and have a strong understanding of strategy.
What knowledge would you impart to women in order for them to REIGN their lives?
Write constantly. Fill a journal with books you’ve read, songs that resonate with you, and moments that give you hope. Wake up 20 minutes earlier and write a few Morning Pages to clear your mind. This is my favorite type of self-care—it helps me stay honest with myself.