Founder and President
10th grader at TJHSST
Prasidha founded WEAR Organization in the summer of 2020, after watching people debate online over repealing the 19th amendment as if basic women's rights were disputable. When trying to understand how people could still doubt the necessity of women's voices, Prasidha realized the education system never properly addressed the contributions and indispensability of women throughout history. Starting with a petition to integrate more women's history into FCPS curriculums, which now has over 5000 signatures, Prasidha founded WEAR Organization to tackle sexism through education, advocacy, and rights!
As a woman of color Prasidha knows firsthand how hard it is to find adequate representation, let alone equality in today’s world. Knowing the amount of daily and normalized discrimination, and inequality women face everywhere, motivated Prasidha to create an organization dedicated to fighting for gender equality through education, and advocacy. Even though she is still a sophomore in high school, Prasidha looks forward to passionately fighting for gender equality throughout her future!
9th grader at Fairfax High School
Shivani Kanjerla joined the WEAR organization to advocate for women's rights and representation in a variety of fields such as education, athletics, medicine, and in the workforce. In addition, she is deeply passionate about STEM, programming, and medicine and she would one day like to become a neurologist to create a positive change in this world.