Curated by Komal: Rupi Kaur in Ottawa & Why Conversations Are My Thing



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On Sunday night, I hosted Rupi for her final book tour stop in Ottawa. I shared the stage with her and interviewed her for the only Q&A on her 13-stop fall tour.

It was incredible.

I am at a loss for words right now. Sunday night was unexpected. Even though I was planning it for almost three months, and so many people I love were there, I felt in brand new territory. You see, my dream is to create and host my own talk show. And Rupi and her incredible manager, Rakhi were generous enough to allow last night to be my first step in that direction.

Conversation makes me come alive. Dialogue and words of impact are my tools for change and amplification. When I was sick, this idea kept coming up over and over again, and I couldn’t escape it. In fact, I didn’t want to. I just knew I had to figure out the how. 

So that’s where we are at. My incredible team came together to bring the night to life. To Kylie, Maddie, Ariana, Fatima, Renira, Henrietta, our production team (Mylene and David), and everyone else involved — thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s not easy to bring your dreams to life, but you all helped make it that much more possible.

Yesterday, I took the day off. Rupi, Rakhi and I went to a very exciting lunch, and then I took the girl’s to Le Nordik (an incredible spa here in Ottawa) for some well deserved post-tour R&R.

Guys, do something today that makes you come alive. You are powerful beyond measure, and the more you walk boldly towards your dreams the more full your spirit and life will be.

With love,

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the vlog

Join me each week to see the behind-the-scenes action at KoMedia. This week, I head to New Orleans to attend TED Women and support my incredible friend Valarie Kaur before she closed the conference with her talk on #revolutionarylove.

"Something about surviving -- getting sick and getting better, and exiting a company, two major life changing moves in a year, losing friends and finding love in unexpected places, finding love in myself again. All these things culminate to a very deep knowing of myself and a real lack of insecurity." 


we're writing...

Welcome to part ten of a 20-part series we're publishing called, Your Moment of Ambition.

This week, we get into what makes feminist corporate culture truly impactful. Can corporations be feminist? How do you distinguish between PR campaigns and legitimately equity-based cultures? Which companies are leading the charge?

Click here to check out this week’s post on LinkedIn to find out!

“If you are in HR, support your company to define leadership and success in broader terms   that include teamwork, collaboration and learning. Women will more naturally rise to fill these roles if these qualities are valued and rewarded."


we're watching...

This trailer for Code-Switched, a hilarious, coming-soon sitcom about a group of South-Asian Americans in Chicago. Coincidentally... 

we recommend...

Donating to the Code-Switched Indiegogo campaign. We so want to see this project come to life!


we're reading...

  • Muslim American women tell Broadly what a year of living under Donald Trump has been like. 
  • Quartz's edited Louis CK's public apology to the women he sexually harassed and abused, making it a little less self-serving and a lot more real. 
  • NPR spoke to a scientist who's part of a growing movement of studying the subtle ways racism affects health. 


After a few months of travelling and event planning, Kylie and I are hunkering down to do the everyday work, and to plan for the impact we want to make in 2018. Stay tuned! 

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