Monika Niroula is an intersectional queer feminist activist from Kathmandu, Nepal. She studied ‘Gender Analysis in International Development’ at the University of East Anglia, UK, and is passionate about breaking down systems of oppression and challenging inequitable power structures through collective transformative organizing. She has worked in women’s entrepreneurship and livelihoods, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, youth movement building, queer rights, and gender-based violence. They have conducted research on gendered relationships to land, gender-based violence in public spaces, economic impacts of COVID-19 on women and female teachers’ experience of remote teaching. In their work, they strive to build connections with the development literature and practice. Monika is a chronic illness warrior deeply in love with nature and water bodies. They enjoy traveling, gardening, painting, and spending time with their dog, cat and humans. She is fluent in Nepali, Hindi, English and is learning French.