Monica Gupta

After finding her passion for fashion design in India, Monica Gupta moves to Los Angeles, where she attends fashion school and becomes a head fashion designer for a prominent fashion company. When given the opportunity to open her own studio in India, she sees firsthand many of the injustices facing the workers there. Compelled by their suffering, she makes it her prime point to create a studio that respects the dignity of each worker and upholds the highest standards of labor practices. This series follow members of the Buddhist organization, SGI-USA, as they share their real life stories of practicing Buddhism in America. Animation provided by: Ruchika Muchhala