Anita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change where she leads research and advocacy on data and AI governance, platform regulation, and feminist frameworks on digital justice. Anita contributes regularly to academic and media spaces. She serves as an expert on various bodies including the United Nations Secretary-General’s 10-Member Group on Technology Facilitation, Council of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School – New York, and has been on the Paris Peace Forum’s working group on algorithmic governance. Anita is also a Board member of global justice organizations such as the ETC Group, and University centers such as the Tech & Policy Lab at the University of Western Australia, and International Development and Social Change program of Loughborough University.
Executive Director and Senior Fellow
Director and Lead - Education and Technology
Gurumurthy Kasinathan is one of the founders of IT for Change. He has 34 years of experience in the development and corporate sectors. His experience also includes stints in the Government and in Academia. Guru leads projects in the area of education, including in research, demonstration projects, systemic teacher education reform and policy advocacy. His areas of expertise include ICT integration in school education, teacher education, Educational Leadership and Free and Open Digital Technologies. He was earlier with Azim Premji Foundation, where he was deputed to work in the ‘Policy Planning Unit’ in the Karnataka education department. He has been a visiting faculty at TISS Mumbai and Hyderabad for their 'Education Leadership and Management' and "ICT and Education" courses. Prior that, he was with i-flex solutions (now Oracle Financial Software Services) and A.F.Ferguson Management Consultancy Services.
Deputy Director and Fellow
Nandini's work largely focuses on research and policy advocacy in the domains of digital rights and development, and the political economy of women’s rights in the information society She is part of the organisation’s advocacy efforts around the 2030 development agenda on issues of ‘data for development’ and digital technologies and gender justice. She also provides strategic support to IT for Change’s field centre, Prakriye. This includes training programmes for women’s rights groups on adopting digital tools in their field practice, and critical ‘education for empowerment’ for rural adolescent girls. She has a Master's in Urban and Rural Community Development from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Amoha's interests lie in exploring the space of digitalisation of value chains, rights of platform workers and AI governance. She is currently working on projects pertaining to algorithmic management and data governance. She graduated from National Law University, Delhi with a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree. Her previous work experience includes litigation and advisory roles with law firms and Senior Advocates.
In her free time, Amoha likes watching TV shows, reading books and following tennis.
HR Manager and Program Manager - Education
Anand works with the school and teacher education projects at IT for Change. He provides guidance on the development and maintenance of the cloud infrastructure, as well as program management activities.
Anand has worked for more than 25 years in the field of information technology. He has varied experience in solution architecture, program delivery and implementation of IT solutions to solve complex business problems for various customers across the globe. His areas of expertise include data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytics. He is an Engineer by qualification and an IT person by profession, but has always been passionate about improving the quality of education.
He loves reading, travelling, and listening to music.
Coordinator - Programs
Anupama holds charge of overall operations of IT for Change’s integrated approach to women's empowerment and education project, Prakriye. She is responsible for strategic planning, project implementation, team management, operations and monitoring of the field unit in Mysore.
Anupama holds a PhD from Barathiar University, Coimbatore in Community Nutrition and has more than 20 years of experience in programme and project management. In the past, she has worked in areas like microfinance, water and sanitation, nutrition, livelihood, gender issues, women empowerment, HIV/AIDS etc. in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
She is a nature lover, and likes gardening and traveling.
Anusha Hegde is Project Associate at IT for Change. She has a Master's degree in Development from Azim Premji University, and has previously worked in the IT sector for more than three years before moving to the social sector. Her areas of interests include gender-based rights, queer politics and rights of sexual minorities, community engagement and urban sustainability. She takes care of training modules and has a flair for creative designing. She is one of our in-house producers and editors of broadcast quality audio. She is the point person for many of our networking needs and holds the ball when it comes to outreach with a variety of stakeholders.
When not working, she spends time immersing herself in science and fantasy fiction, ruminating on life-lessons from Calvin and Hobbes, and training for running marathons.
Program Associate - Education
Anusha is involved in the design and implementation of student and teacher education programs at IT for Change. Her interest areas include the content, curriculum, and pedagogy of mathematics and science. Her keenness to work in the social sector drove her to pursue an MA in Education at Azim Premji University after a three-year stint in the corporate sector. She holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Visveshwaraya Technological University.
She has trained in Carnatic music for over a decade and also has a penchant for singing other genres of music. She enjoys photography, food, and watching movies and TV shows.
Senior Program Associate
Aparna’s work focuses on positively affecting gender-based risks faced by adolescent girls from marginalized urban localities, helping them build a positive self-image, and steering them towards a safe and secure adulthood. Her work encompasses offline and online safety issues of adolescent girls. In her work she designs and uses many digital content formats be it digital stories, community radio programmes, videos, reels, carousels, audio stories and ever evolving new formats.
She has over 21 years of experience in the development sector and is passionate about the intersections of gender dynamics with empowerment of adolescents, young adults and women.
She keeps a conscious eye on following pop culture to stay in sync with the changing interests of young people so that she can shape subversive discourse based on these.
Project Associate - Technology
Arjun is responsible for providing technical support and training for teachers and teacher educators on integrating ICT in educational programs. He has 6+ years of teaching experience in Polytechnic and Pre-University colleges at Udupi. Apart from his subject Computers, he has trained NDA/CA/CS aspirants in General Knowledge and Current affairs subject. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from NMAM Institute of technology, Nitte.
He has written 400+ articles in various Kannada front-line newspapers and journals that include articles related to social, humorous, students’ talent, stories etc. He likes to read and explore new places.
Program Associate - Education
Asha’s work at IT for change helps implement the projects related to Education. She is involved in providing academic and technical support to Teachers. She is responsible for creating educational resources in Science. She is responsible for Working in programs relating to ICT's in education, with teachers and teacher educators.
Her belief that Equipping Teachers is the key to bringing positive transformation within the school system, motivated her to work in Teacher education sector for a period of 7 years in different projects relating to capacity enrichment of teachers in science content and pedagogy. She is keen to undertake research studies in teacher education carefully examining the current problems and issues.
Chandani Begum has over five years of experience in the social sector. Her areas of interest include gender-based rights, education, youth and women's rights, community engagement, and slum area's sustainability. She has concerns about working towards creating positive change and a more equitable society within the Muslim community, and believes it is essential to address these issues to foster inclusive, gender equality, and social progress. Chandani has a Master's degree in Development from Azim Premji University.
Senior Project Associate - Technology
Chandra provides technology leadership and support for projects at IT for Change. Previously, he has worked in the corporate sector implementing technology solutions for global enterprises, specializing in user-centric software design. He holds a Master's degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His interests outside of work include studying ancient writing systems, historical linguistics and cartography.
Deepak has worked in multiple tech startups, and is driven by passion for building technology with a societal focus. He has also been a founder at a recruitment startup in Bengaluru. Prior to his stints at startups, Deepak interned at a leading Ed-tech platform where he played a pivotal role in the Marketing and Product Reach team. Deepak actively keeps up with technology trends, especially in AI, blockchain, and quantum computing and his passion lies in leveraging technology to make a meaningful impact on society. Deepak has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Applications, and when not working, channels his creativity into scriptwriting for movies and songs.
Eshani is a lawyer by training and a Research Associate at IT for Change. As a policy researcher, her work has been focussed on critical analyses of government technologies in India, particularly in their early stages of development. This includes examining models of data ownership, community governance frameworks and privacy-related harms. She has also worked on themes of platform governance, Big Tech regulation and e-commerce policies in India.
Program Associate - Education
Girija works on IT for Change's education-related projects. She contributes to the Mathematics classes for the Teachers' Communities of Learning program. She also teaches subject specific tools to teacher educators along with supporting other projects under the education team.
She completed her Master’s degree in Computer Application from CMR Institute of Technology, affiliated to Vishvesvaraya Technology of University (VTU), Belgaum. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Education from Vijaya Teachers College, affiliated to Bangalore Central University, Bangalore. She has taught programming languages at the Pre-University College of Education before this.
Project Assistant - Technology
Harish is responsible for coordinating technology training and system administration. He coordinates conducting workshops for NGOs, educational institutions and government officials on Free and Open Source Software platforms and tools, supports workshops on integrating ICT in education, and provides tech support for teachers' trainings as part of the organisation’s education-related work. He has completed his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, affiliated to VTU.
His non-working hours are dedicated to family and friends. He is a certified International Karate Player and has done some short Kannada movies. Other areas of interests include football, cricket, cooking, dancing, music, development of applications and networking.
Harisha has a Diploma in Rural Development and has completed his Bachelor's degree from KSOU. He primarily takes care of the Namma Mahithi Kendras (community telecentres) of IT for Change. He also contributes to community media strategy and is a core player in field implementation of projects.
He is keenly interested in providing support to the underprivileged in the areas of health and education. He works as volunteer with some local associations.
Intifada P. Basheer
Communications and Editorial Associate
Intifada coordinates the editorial and communication processes for the organization and aids in facilitating internal documentation. She also provides editorial assistance for Bot Populi. Intifada holds a Master’s degree in Convergent Journalism from Jamia Millia Islamia, and a triple-major Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, English Literature, and Mass Communication from Osmania University. Previously, she worked in the editorial desks of Outlook India and CNN-News18.
She is keenly interested in exploring the intersections of gender, media, politics, and religion. Outside of work, she likes to spend her time reading fiction and watching cat videos.
Project Associate - Education
Having taught English and Philosophy for undergraduate students, Jobin has a deep interest in education. He strongly advocates the teaching of language and humanities courses at all levels to help students and teachers become independent learners and critical thinkers. He has a PhD from Manipal Academy in which he explored questions of linguistics and philosophy. An avid reader who engages with fiction, philosophy and social questions, he likes to run and swim when he is in good health. He believes he has learnt much more from reading and traveling than from sitting in scary classrooms (right from primary school to graduate school).
Karthik is a technology enthusiast who is responsible for the design and implementation of adolescent girls' empowerment programme at ITfC. His interests in gender, education, social justice and technology brought him to the development sector. He holds M.Tech degree in Electronics and M.A in Kannada literature, which have come together in his work as translator of educational resources. A free and open source enthusiast, he's contributed to various localisation projects in Kannada like Signal App, Moodle. He is one of our in-house producers and editors of broadcast quality programmes.
He's a cinephile interested in literature from around the world & part-time poet.
Ketaki's work explores the intersections of gender, digital public infrastructure, health, urban governance, and social inclusion. Her areas of interest include gender politics and LGBTQIA+ rights, participatory governance, and data for grassroots movements. Ketaki has a Master's degree in Public Policy and Governance from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. She also has a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree in English from Delhi University. Previously, she has worked as a Communications Coordinator at the International Center for Research on Women. In the past, she has worked with Yoda Press, Outlookindia.com, India Infrastructure, Times of India and KPMG Global Services. Ketaki spends her free time reading graphic novels, learning how to code, and arguing with her cat about pigeons.
Senior Accounts and Administration Officer
Mustafa leads the program team at IT for Change. He works to build the bridge between finance and management to facilitate the smooth process of organisational activities. He has 19 years of experience in the fields of core accounting, financial analysis, statutory matters, costing analysis, and process management. He has experience in different industries and worked with large platforms as well. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Karnataka University and completed 3 years of CA article-ship.
His hobbies are playing badminton and chess, and he is interested in technology and science.
Malavika works on intersections of digital justice and the law. Her main areas of research include women's rights, child rights, social welfare legislations, gender based violence and information design. Previously she was a Research Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Delhi/ Content Lead for its legal -tech initiative Nyaaya. She is a graduate of Symbiosis International University and holds a B.B.A.LLB degree. She also writes regularly on publications such as Citizen Matters, Live Law and Firstpost. She has worked on the a WHO project on ‘Road Safety and Design’ and in the National Policy and Research Team by IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access).
In her free time, Malavika enjoys watching TV shows, listening to music and playing video games.
Mangala is part of community media team of Prakriye where she plays a key role in audio and video editing, film-making, script writing and screening. She has worked with IT for Change for more than eight years.
Prior to this, Mangala worked in the media industry for two years. She has a Bachelor's degree and a diploma in Journalism (Creative Media).
Her hobbies include reading, writing and watching the news.
Program Associate - Education
Marzia works in the area of curriculum and pedagogy of languages and social studies. She has previously worked as a teacher and facilitator in both private and government schools in Bangalore. After receiving a Diploma in Elementary Education, she went on to pursue an MA in Education from Azim Premji University. Marzia is passionate about engaging in teaching-learning processes with children as well as adults. When she is not at work, she spends her time with her family (including a one-year-old indie puppy). She also likes riding motorcycles, playing basketball, reading and learning to cook.
Merrin Muhammed Ashraf
Merrin’s research interests broadly lie at the intersection of law, technology and society. Her research works so far are primarily focused on intermediary liability, social media accountability, and privacy and autonomy implications of algorithms. At ITfC, she works on online gender-based violence and social media regulation from a feminist perspective. She graduated in law from NUALS, Kochi and thereafter pursued LLM in Law and Development at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. Previously, she has interned with organizations like the Centre for Internet and Society, Software Freedom Law Centre and Project 39A.
In her spare time, Merrin enjoys reading fiction, watching movies, and taking a nice long walk.
Natasha Susan Koshy
Senior Research Associate
Natasha contributes to work on platform economies at IT for Change. Previously an academic, with a PhD in Social Science from Syracuse University, Natasha's long standing interests lie at the confluence of food, gender, the care economy, science and technology, the environment, and climate change. She also has a particular interest in ethnography-based pedagogy and enquiry. Prior to joining IT for Change, Natasha has held positions at the Office of the Commissioners for the Right to Food, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, and as faculty at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has also contributed in an advisory and consultancy capacity for non-profit and academic-led projects on food and social security.
Niranjana works with the adolescent girls’ education programme (Hosa Hejje Hosa Dishe) in Bengaluru, and supports the women’s education and empowerment programme (Prakriye) in Mysuru. Her professional interests lie at the intersection of multimedia, languages, education and community engagement. Previously, she has worked in editorial roles, and also dabbled with design. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, and a BA Honours in Communication Studies from Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru. Outside of work, Niranjana loves to sing, read, write and watch films.
Nithin has extensive experience in graphic design, video editing and VFX, and has worked for several TV channels and film production houses. He also has experience managing IT systems and networks at a large higher education institution in Karnataka. He brings together his diverse experience to contribute towards ed-tech projects at IT for Change. He has keen interest in computer networking, servers and Cloud infrastructure. In his spare time, he likes to paint and write stories.
Prasanna Kumar Gowda B. K.
Office Administration Assistant
Prasanna is the Office Administration Assistant at IT for Change. He is in charge of all work related to office maintenance, providing administrative support to directors and staff - mainly the admin and accounts officers.
Before joining IT for Change, he worked at Prakash Motors and Primus Kabsons.
Prasanna is a social media fan and an excellent cricket, volleyball and chess player.
Punith Raju VS
Program Assistant - Education
Punith has completed his Bachelors in Arts (Kannada) from Mandya Autonomous College. The zeal to teach led him further to a Bachelors degree in Education from Sri Sarvajna College in Bengaluru where he has equipped himself with the knowledge and skills to excel in the field of education. He graduated as the best outgoing student-teacher from the institution.
Punith has a vibrant personality with interests in acting and poetry. His involvement in notable theaters around Karnataka showcases his passion for the performing arts. Additionally, his ability to write poems, whether based on personalities or nature, adds another dimension to his creative pursuits.
Senior Project Associate - Technology
Rakesh is responsible for technology support for the organisation's field project implementation, system administration, and coordination of the technical support team. He designs and supports educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and others to use and implement different Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) platforms and tools for their work. Among his services are designing and conducting workshops for teachers and teacher educators about integrating ICT into education. He specializes in configuring and providing customized Ubuntu GNU/Linux distributions to educational institutions, teachers, and teacher educators.
Outside of work, he enjoys exploring FOSS tools, playing cricket, and listening to music.
Ranjitha's work at IT for Change explores the development of worker/producer-owned platforms as an equitable alternative to platform capitalism. Stemming from her academic research experience, her interests lie in exploring the dynamic nature of the political economy of data and data capitalism, particularly in the context of transforming labour-land relations. She is well-versed in quantitative and qualitative research designs, with an inclination to expand on mixed-methods research for sociological enquiry.
Ranjitha has an eclectic and multidisciplinary background; following her bachelor's degree in psychology, she worked as neuroscience researcher for two years, segueing back to social sciences with a postgraduate degree in development studies from Azim Premji University.
Program Associate - Education
Reha contributes to work related to teacher professional development, curriculum design, and project management. During her graduation, she started an NGO aimed at improving the lives of underprivileged children - with education and health being the major focus areas. She was also part of the project Shape Colombia where she helped develop a curriculum for and teach English as a Foreign Language in public schools in Colombia and Peru.
To better understand the design and implementation of alternate ways of supplementing government school education, Reha went on to pursue MA in Education from Azim Premji University.
Reha is also passionate about theatre and has acted in several independent productions and performances at several theatre festivals across India.
District Coordinator (Kalaburagi)
Renuka works as the Kalaburgi district coordinator for the adolescent girls' education program at IT for Change. She is very interested in participating in social service activities, with particular focus on education for girl children. She loves working with children and has previously worked with a non-profit in the area of child welfare. She has completed her Masters degree in Social Work from Karnataka University, Dharwad and has won recognition for her social service activities. She is interested in singing & playing the harmonium.
Finance, Accounts and Administration Officer
Rishabh works with team of Accounts, finance and Admin. His contribution in the team is related to monitoring and reviewing accounts, compliance of various applicable laws, and financial analysis and reporting. He is B.Com(H) graduate from School of Open Learning, Delhi University and has cleared Chartered Accounts IPCC examination. He has overall 12 years of experience including CA internship with companies operating in various sectors. He likes to explore new places, meet new people and watching cricket.
Senior Communications Associate
Sadaf’s work at IT for change includes communications, internal knowledge management and editorial responsibilities. She also provides support in the design, content and editorial processes for the online magazine Bot Populi.
She holds a Master’s degree and an MPhil degree in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her research interests include anthropology of space, gender, feminist methodologies, digital media and visual cultures. Her work has been published in Himal South Asian, Scroll, and Wande Magazine among others.
Outside of work, she likes going on walks aimlessly and taking pictures of trees.
Sandeep is currently working on a project which seeks to advocate for the data rights of employees in the public sector. He has a background in economics having completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Essex and a masters degree at the University of Nottingham. Broadly, he seeks to contribute to the improved online experience of the average internet user and to help ensure that people get a fairer deal from Big Tech.
In his free time he likes to play tennis, mess around on the guitar, and catch up on all the movies/books/tv shows that are on his long and ever growing list.
As part of the Prakriye project, Shabharisha's primary role is to provide technical support at the community-run telecenters. He also provides technical training to intermediaries at our information centers. He is passionate about free software and involved in capacity-building workshops. He also contributes to film-making including editing and camera work.
He has trained in hardware and networking from Jetking. He has completed his Bachelor's degree from the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU).
He likes to explore mapping on OpenStreetMap and gaming.
Shreeja is involved in community media production at IT for Change. As one of the core trainers of Prakriye, she plays a key role in building gender awareness among adolescent girls and boys, women and line department officials. She is also responsible for implementation of the project and facilitation of community meetings.
Shreeja has a Master’s degree in Women's Studies from the University of Mysore and a diploma in early childhood education.
Her creativity is channelled towards designing eco-friendly handicrafts. She is also an expert in making the best out of waste.
Shreeja contributes to IT for Change's work on digital labour, Big Tech regulation, and data governance. The core of her work revolves around engaging with various policy consultations, at the national, regional, and global levels, and research projects with special focus on legal developments. She is currently leading the organisation's research on algorithmic management in platform work.
She has a bachelor’s degree in law from Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow and a Master in Public Policy from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. In previous roles, she has been a court reporter for Mint, tracking stories from the judiciary, including the Supreme Court, and a program manager for US-based tech clients at Deloitte Consulting. Read her Curriculum Vitae here.
Shreyas is a budding facilitator, enthusiastic photographer and our in-house audio editor who has a very keen interest in sound design. He takes care of school-related brass tacks and is part of the resource preparation for various endeavours. He has conducted workshops on the free and open source editing software Audacity with various audiences from and around the state. He is an avid learner of new technologies. He spends his free time learning about new automobiles and listening to music from all over the world.
Somashekhara contributes towards community media production and field implementation of the Prakriye project. He is also involved in capacity building of various stakeholders and mentoring the infomediaries of telecenters. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Education.
Somashekhara has written many newspaper articles and clips about gender, governance and education. He is keenly interested in politics.
Research Associate - Digital Economy and Workers' Rights
Sonakshi's work seeks to improve workers’ rights in the digital economy. Understanding unionisation within digital work, analysing labour law and policy, and tracking platformisation and digitalisation trends in traditional and new forms of labour are current themes she is working on. She also supports ITfC's work with Just Net Coalition. She has previously worked with collectives of women workers in the garment and agriculture supply chains. She holds a master's degree in HR Management and Labour Relations from TISS, Mumbai and a bachelor's degree in Commerce from University of Delhi.
Sonakshi enjoys exploring music - her happiest days are often those when she stumbles upon a new artist she likes or finally figures out that one tricky tune on her guitar.
Sunil joined IT for Change in June 2013 as an accounts intern, and after completing his internship, has been working as Program / Accounts Assistant since November 2016. Sunil has completed his Bachelor's in Commerce from Bengaluru University.
Tamilarasi maintains the cleanliness and positive vibe of our office premises. She has two children, Stephen and Sudha-Mary.
Tilak Rajkumar N
Project Assistant and Driver
Tilak is an expert videographer, and provides administrative assistance to the Prakriye team, alongside taking care of logistics. He is also our official driver in Mysore.
He is involved in farming and loves to go on long drives.
Uma works in the Administration department in the organization. Uma is responsible for the administrative support for the employees and Directors. Uma has completed her Bachelor's in Science from Tumkur University.
Her other areas of interests include music and reading books.
Valli makes fabulous lunches for the team and keeps our tummies happy. She has two children – Prithviraj and Pramod.
Viraj supports the research teams on project monitoring, tracking, and documentation. Their goal includes developing robust feminist frameworks of digital justice, and assisting in the implementation of these frameworks through policy and advocacy work. They have a background in sociocultural anthropology, having completed their undergraduate degree in the same from Reed College. They were previously a period fellow with Uninhibited, implementing sexual and reproductive health programming among adolescent girls and women in the tribal belt of Dewas, MP. In their free time, they enjoy reading and working on their latest craft project. They can often be found petting street cats.
Yogesh K S
Senior Project Associate - Technology (On Sabbatical)
Yogesh is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the cloud infrastructure. He is a keen Free and Open Source enthusiast and supports the expanding use of FOSS at IT for Change. He is an expert in various FOSS tools, including those that can be used for educational projects. He collaborates with online communities to improve the FOSS applications that are used in the organization across projects.
He is an avid contributor to the localization of most commonly used FOSS applications to Kannada. He also actively contributes to open collaborative projects like OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia. He has completed his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Government Engineering College in Hassan, affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum.
Sohel holds charge of the online magazine Bot Populi. She also provides strategic guidance to, and plays an active role in, the organization's external communications activities and internal knowledge processes.
Sohel holds a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London; a postgraduate degree in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons.) from Jadavpur University. Previously, she worked in the editorial desks of various news media outlets like CNBC-TV18, Financial Express, The Quint and BloombergQuint.
Her non-work hours are dedicated to reading feminist literature and planning the next trip.