"My mission is to create a space where people can learn something and leave feeling empowered."
- Padma Lakshmi

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A NOTE FROM PADMA

I strive to do this through my work with organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as Artist Ambassador for immigrants’ rights and women’s rights to co-founding the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) to help fight the stigma of chronic pain.

 

I want to inspire people from all corners of the world to be vocal and active agents for social change. 

Padma is honored to be an ambassador for...

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The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.

LISTEN TO THE AT LIBERTY PODCAST

Padma Lakshmi on Immigration, Food, and Authorship  -  CLICK HERE
 
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“I am a sufferer of endometriosis. I didn’t want any young women to go through what I went through. I thought that people should know about it.”
- Padma Lakshmi
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The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) strives to provide relevant and cutting-edge information on endometriosis to support those who may be struggling with the disease. EndoFound provides information on the basic biology of endometriosis as well as answers to frequently asked questions about the disease. 

Padma co-founded EndoFound in 2009.
 
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Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

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The Shanti Bhavan Children's Project is a U.S. 501 and India 80-G non-profit organisation based in Bangalore, India, that operates a pre-K-12 residential school in Baliganapalli, Tamil Nadu. The school annually enrolls 12 boys and 12 girls for its incoming pre-school class.

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Women’s March Foundation is a women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations, disabilities and backgrounds to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self- determination.

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World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. WCK builds resilient food systems with locally-led solutions.