Ashanthi holds a Finance diploma from Humber College and is in a management position at tech company. In her position she motivates her team to find creative ways to produce results. Ashanthi has traveled to 18 countries and also taught English and Science in China for two years. As a curvy girl, Ashanthi experienced body shaming growing up in the Srilankan culture. Through her travels, she was able to find self-love by learning about how different cultures perceive beauty. Ashanthi believes that her body doesn’t define who she is and she wants to encourage brown women to speak up about body shaming and cultural barriers.