In this enlightening talk, Sofia and Sarang will be discussing social taboos surrounding menstruation and describing the vision of a world without this stigma. Sofia Herrera-Padilla is attending UC Merced in fall to study Bioengineering in hopes to enter the medical field as a orthopedic surgeon and work across borders to help survivors of violence and war. Sofia’s ultimate goal in her professional life is to improve the quality of life of those around the world and inspire other Latina’s to enter STEAM careers. Her biggest inspiration is Frida Kahlo and Pancho Villa for fearlessly speaking their truth into existence and tirelessly working for the well-being of others.
Sarang Raj is a current senior at Moreau Catholic High School. He is going to be attending the University of Illinois at Chicago this coming Fall to pursue a degree in Neuroscience. He hopes to use this degree to create a solid platform for himself that, he believes, would prepare for him a degree in medicine, and eventually a career in Psychiatry. Sarang believes that humans should do everything in their power to make a world where people can work together to individually self-actualize and ultimately reach self — transcendence. He concludes that any practice, idea, and/or stigma that prevents that, should be eliminated, indefinitely. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx