The present director of change.org, Kajal is passionate about the ability of individuals (rather than politicians) to change their world, from the smallest local initiatives to huge global campaigns. Through her work Kajal has supported some of the biggest campaigns in the UK, from Laura Coryton's campaign to end the tampon tax to Richard Ratcliffe's fight to free his wife Nasanin from prison in Iran. As the director of the country's largest petition platform she speaks regularly as a campaigns expert, from giving presentations at Cambridge University to running workshops with women in India. In her recent Ted Talk she discusses some of the motivations that drive her.
Kajal is a second generation immigrant who grew up witnessing racial abuse. Following an English degree at Loughborough University and an MA in Creative and Life writing she determined to devote her life to giving a voice to those who feel they have none. She worked in the UK Youth Parliament; on Channel 4's Youth Project Battlefront and at Crisis before moving to Change.org. In March 2018 she was named Stylist's Woman of the Week for her work in campaigning. After a hotly contested auction her first book, DO SOMETHING: Activism for Everyone, will be published in 2019.
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