Meet the women behind
color me super
Swetha Gavirneni is from North Carolina and received her BFA in Graphic Design and MA in Product Innovation from Virginia Commonwealth University. She studied fashion illustration at Nuova Accademia Italiana for three weeks and continued practicing on her own as a hobby. She has helped raise money to University organizations empowering women such as Hercampus VCU and Girl Effect. Swetha is currently a visual arts teacher at a High School in Brooklyn, NY. Some of her Superwomen include Audrey Hepburn, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and the women of Gulabi Gang.
Kaylin Kaupish was born in Richmond, Virginia and received her Bachelor's in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a long-time feminist and supporter of empowering women. Along with writing, Kaupish has also worked as an editor, assistant, poet, photographer, and radio producer. She is a member of National Women's Liberation and continues to work for women's rights. Her work has been published in Quail Bell Magazine, Minetta Review, Focus Wavelength, and New York Film Academy. Her superwomen include Gloria Steinem, Margaret Atwood, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Swetha Gavirneni and Kaylin Kaupish met while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy. Upon arriving, Kaylin was assigned a small room with a slanted ceiling and no windows. Swetha insisted she share a room with her and promptly dragged Kaylin's mattress into her own room. Through the summer of 2013, the two shared a tiny room and quickly became close friends. When they returned to Virginia, they had various Italian classes together and stayed close. After graduating, Kaylin moved to New York, but the two stayed in touch. In 2015, Swetha moved to New York as well and they became roommates once again! It was in their tiny Brooklyn apartment that Swetha and Kaylin created Color Me Super.