Amisha Ghadiali takes on the Funny Women Charity Challenge for Womankind
We are very excited to announce that ethical fashion campaigner, writer and founder of Think Act Vote Amisha Ghadiali will be performing a sponsored stand up comedy set on behalf of Womankind on International Women’s Day this year.
Despite having no previous stand up experience Amisha is stepping up to the Funny Women Charity Challenge with just two weeks to prepare. This is what Amisha said to us about the challenge:
“Never knowingly funny, I am absolutely terrified at stepping into the challenge. But the beauty of life is often in saying yes to the things that make you want to hide under your duvet for the rest of time. My work has always been about pushing outside the boundaries of how we normally see or do something, and so I am embracing the opportunity to do this for myself. It’s an honour to be able to support Womankind Worldwide in the process, as the work they do is vital in today’s world.”
Visit Amisha’s JustGiving page to sponsor her and cheer her on!
Everything raised will go towards our vital work helping women to transform their lives in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Amisha and the other women taking part will perform their sets at a fabulous event in London on Thursday 8 March to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Funny Women.
Amisha Ghadiali discovered the reality of our global fashion industry whilst setting up her jewellery label. This put her on a mission to bring awareness to the politics of dressing in an increasingly throwaway world. Her current projects include hosting the Future Fashion series with Soho House, 12 Rules to Dress By (her guide to a sustainable wardrobe) and writing for a number of publications as well as her blog Elegance Rebellion.
Amisha’s work has been recognised by selection to the Cultural Leadership Programme in 2011, the Courvoisier Future 500 and a Future 100 award. She also set up radical think tank, Think Act Vote (?!X) in 2010, which explores the new and creative ways we can and are shaping our future lives and communities. Think Act Vote will release it’s collaborative book, The Futures Project in May this year.
About Funny Women
Since 2002 Funny Women has been nurturing and promoting female comedy talent – from finding and developing new acts through its annual competition, the Funny Women Awards, to working with established performers and running public workshops around the UK for women who want to learn about performing stand up comedy.
The event takes place in the luxurious surroundings of the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in the City of London and will support and raise funds for ten amazing causes, including Womankind Worldwide. Visit Funny Women to find out more and book your tickets now.