Megan Wilde is an Upcoming American Singer who’s debut album garnered the involvement of 5 Grammy/Oscar/Emmy winners and nominees. Here, we discuss her first trip visiting India:
1. What brought you to India?
It was my destiny of sorts. My music started playing on All India Radio, which is a public station run by the government, and work with internationally renowned Indian fashion designer Anjana Misra.
2. What did you find most surprising about India?
I was in awe pretty much the whole trip. Cows in the road, peacocks fluttering about, watching classic Bollywood films and their very expressive choreography. I imagined it to be similar to America, but it is all very different.
3. What is Dyoxide?
Dyoxide is an anti-pollution mask founded by artist Anamika Misra, and partnered with Deeza. 1 out of 9 deaths occur due to Air Pollution. Dyoxide has been featured on Vogue Runways.
4. What is your favorite memory?
Drivers in India do not abide by the passengers right of way like they do in America. Once I was crossing the street and I stopped for my friend (for a second!) and realized in that moment the cars really will not stop for you. I froze in place, held my friends hand, closed my eyes, and screamed like a banshee as all the cars and motorbikes honked and swerved around me. It’s my favorite memory because my friend started screaming at the cars “BEHAVE YOURSELVES!” like a studious professor would. It was Hilarious.
5. Any future plans for India?
India brought me so much work – which I am thankful for. I will be in attendance and potentially speaking and performing at India’s largest music business conference, Music Inc – http://loudest.in/musicinc-india/.
6. You are active as a humanitarian – any advancements in that realm?
I am honored to say I was made an Ambassador for Shared Hope International (an anti-sex trafficking organization). In legislation, The Protecting Girls Access to Education in Vulnerable Setting Act was signed into law this Monday. My last piece with Bulvar24 covered my UNICEF team meeting the office of Bob Corker – chairman of the senates committee on foreign relations – I’m so happy to feel we’ve come full circle.
The Fredrick Douglas anti-human trafficking act was also signed into law. Fredrick Douglas was an African American slave, and after escaping slavery he became an American icon and abolitionist. 80% of victims of human trafficking today are women and children who are sexually exploited for profit. With these two bills being passed this month – I feel more hopeful seeing the world change for better.
Source: Youtube, Megan Wilde
Text: Saif Rahman Sozib
Dresses: Anjana Misra
Photos: Aman Reehal