Indian Soul + A Center for Women’s Health & Justice — 6.16.18


(Pictured l to r: Priya MahadevanLeigh Ann Carver)

We dished with Priya Mahadevan about her unique brand of southern Indian cooking, her activism as local group leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, and her children's books. We also spoke with Leigh Ann Carver from the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center on that nexus of social justice, mentoring, and education for students and the community.


Priya Mahadevan owns Priya's Now Catering, and has created her own online food shop—offering up soups, spices, teas & chutneys. You may also have spotted her cooking up delicious Dosas at her Desi Dosa stand at the City and Stonefield Markets. Before cooking professionally, Priya was a political journalist in India. She's currently a local group leader of “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense” here in Charlottesville, and she's the author of two children's books.

Leigh Ann Carver directs communications and advancement for the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center, a hub of social justice, mentoring, and education for students and the community. The center is known to some as a place to turn for professional counseling yet their work runs even deeper, providing widely-respected middle school mentoring programs, training women leaders, offering legal and veterans clinics, supporting global non-profits involved in social justice, and providing robust internship opportunities for students.


Resources: - Recipes, online store, and more!
Priya Mahadevan Writer Website - ("Princesses Only Wear Put Puttas," "Fey Fey Says No")
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action-VA
The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center
Young Women Leaders Program
Young Men's Leadership Project

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