#MYSUPERFEMALE: Michelle Yesudas – Human Rights Activist

“Anyone can make an impact in the world” – Michelle

About Michelle

Scroll down Michelle’s Twitter feed and you’ll find yourself glued to your phone like I did, avidly reading every retweet link about a recent news story that somehow revolves around the pressing issues of human rights. While she’s no longer a practising lawyer and consultant at Amnesty International, Michelle did started out in that direction to achieve her goal of working on international issues and to understand human rights from a global perspective. We got to know this down-to-earth hula hoop lover over the course of this project and we just can’t help but admit how much of a gem she’s been – from braving through the multiple reshoots to standing up strong after a fall (literally).

Never take anything for granted

“You can work very hard and it can make no difference if you did not pay attention to some (deceptively) trivial detail, such as not arriving on time, not presenting yourself well or not giving the situation enough care. Opportunities and blessings are more fragile than we think,” says Michelle

Being called an ‘Activist’ or ‘Feminist’ might sound cliche, but if it means standing up for what you believe in, then why not?

“Anyone can make an impact in the world, you do not need to quit your job and sell all your worldly possessions overnight. It is a long road for anyone to effectively speak truth to power and we are all a work in progress. I think my mom is the first feminist I had ever met and she is quite remarkable at pointing out social inequalities from the time I was a child and my father has always been an incredible ally. They would stand up for me when I was told I was a girl and should not have many ambitions, in many ways, I felt that every day, they empowered me to make right choices. They have also fought against inequalities in their own way. It became very natural to work on identifying barriers to human rights and advocating on important issues because of my parents,” she explains

Always be open to new challenges that makes you happy…even if it’s not work-related

“I enjoy playing with my hula hoop when I’m not swamped with work. I once spent five whole days on an island performing with my fire hoop and I survived without wifi on that island. I would definitely do it again! On my to-do-list for 2018: fire breathing, coding and traditional batik art!,” gushed Michelle

 

Shizens: ” I’m happy with how this foundation blends into my skin! The texture is soft, silky and covers my flaws well!”

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MIXXO: “This MIXXO outfit makes me feel confident and happy. It is comfortable and I love the miniskirt that comes with a belt as it makes me look classy yet edgy.”

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