Kirthi Jayakumar is an Indian women’s rights activist, a peace activist, lawyer, author and a social entrepreneur. She is the founder of The Red Elephant Foundation, a peace-building and activist initiative based on storytelling and also the author Stories of Hope, a collection of short stories; The Dove’s Lament, also a collection of short stories. She received the US Presidential Services Medal in 2011, and this is one among her endless list of achievements. Read more about her here. Follow her on Facebook and read about her work here.