User Profile

Meghna Damani

About Me:

I grew up in Mumbai, India, where I did her master's in marketing. I worked at J Walter Thompson in Mumbai for two-and-a-half years in the Account Management Department on various Unilever accounts. I was also a journalist and model, and came to the United States in 2002. Unauthorized to work on my 'dependent spouse' visa, my struggles inspired my first film Hearts Suspended. I also find expression through painting, photography and poetry. I am fascinated by the blending cultures in New York, especially the South Asian American, and am keen on sharing their unique struggles, hopes, dreams, and victories through my films and writing. I live in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Exhibit change by:

I exhibit change through inner transformation with my spiritual practise of chanting 'Nam Myoho Renge Kyo' with the SGI - an organisation dedicated to world peace and value creation through individual happiness. I find that through changing myself I can change my environment.

I'm passionate about:

Women's issues, spirituality, Human rights - plight of women on H4 visa's in the US who are denied the right to work (I just completed a documentary on this issue. Visit www.heartssuspended.com)