“As Indians, we need to judge less and accept things that are not always in our comfort zone, because my background is not my weakness” – Shweta Katti; Journey of a girl from Mumbai’s red light area to New York. Pain and abuse have been part of her life as long as she can remember before she emerged triumphant. She was rehabilitated by an NGO “Kranti”. Her vision and determination lead her to the New York’s Bard College where she graduated in psychology. My aim in life is to provide psychological support to other marginalised girls like me to also pursue education against all odds. She had been associated to many projects like Atul Vidyalaya, Kanthari, The Goa Project and many others and has received various awards for her work. She had been awarded the United Nations Youth Courage Award in the year 2014. She has been a part of various publications as well and says” My background is not my weakness…I’m me, and no location can define who I am.”