WOW Bites
Saturday 02 December 2017
16:30 to 17:30
The Grass

What is a WOW Bite?

WOW Bites are short talks and stories, and sometimes performances, readings, and soapbox moments, on a very wide range of subjects from the serious to the very frivolous. They are delivered by all sorts of women, some very famous and some you’ll have never heard of, but all have amazing stories.

With Compere/MC Vraie Cally

Language: English, Sinhala & Tamil

Age suitability: All ages

About the speakers

Ishita Malaviya

Ishita Malaviya

Professional Surfer

India’s first female surfer and co-founder of the Shaka Surf Camp, featured in everything from National Geographic to Vogue to Nike commercials. 

Paradise (Afghan Rapper)



Afghani rapper who creates music and speaks about the experience of women under the regime, as well as freedom of expression.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi Goyal


India’s first visually impaired stand-up comedienne who discusses disability, sexuality, and feminism with raw (hilarious) honesty.

Batticaloa Samadhi Drummers


A collective of boss women from Batti who travel, drumming stories of women, life, and the challenges they face.

Image of Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala


On 21 May 2016, Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the first Sri Lankan (male or female) to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In recognition of this accomplishment, and her professional career as a feminist and women’s rights activist over the past 14 years, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs appointed her their first-ever Goodwill Ambassador for Women’s Rights. 

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