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Kalki Koechlin's Feminist Badassery Just Earned Her A New Fan: Melinda Frickin' Gates

“I am grateful for your efforts.”

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This January, Kalki Koechlin performed her poem “The Printing Machine” in a moving, massively viral video.

And this morning, Kalki received a letter from Melinda Gates chock-full of admiration for her work.

Koechlin posted the letter on her Instagram earlier today.

Koechlin posted the letter on her Instagram earlier today.

The letter reads:

Dear Ms Koechlin:

I appreciate your taking time to join me in a discussion on empowering women and girls in India. Your video poem, "The Printing Machine", was both powerful and thought-provoking.

Thank you for bringing attention to violence and discrimination against women. Your voice helps bring much needed attention and support to these issues — and I am grateful for your efforts.

It was a pleasure meeting you during my visit.

Melinda Gates.

Gates and Koechlin met last month at an NDTV town hall hosted by Barkha Dutt, where they discussed gender and wage equality in India.


Yay for women working for women and recognising other women who work for women!