In part one of their interview with actor, model, and political activist Monica Gill, Vik and Sundeep discuss the farmers’ protests that took place in the Punjab region of India two years ago, and the steps Monica took to raise awareness throughout the global community. She traces the path of her success back to being a model and beauty pageant winner, when she competed in the Miss Massachusetts USA system, before winning Miss India USA and Miss India Worldwide. Monica talks about how winning these titles catapulted her career into acting and landing her starring roles in several successful Punjabi films with world famous actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh, including Ambarsariya and Sardaarji 2. A must-watch!

Hosted by Vik Chopra

Vik Chopra is a filmmaker, writer, on-screen personality, and all-around creative on a quest to change the world through storytelling, particularly through the lens of the queer community and those that have experienced the American carceral system. He has worked for PBS and KEXP, and today is the co-founder and director of production of Unincarcerated Productions. When he's not out fighting the system, he's usually spending too much time in the gym or listening to Britney Spears. He is also the first assistant director for the upcoming JoySauce Late Night, premiering later this year.

Hosted by Sundeep Boparai

Sundeep S. Boparai (he/him/his) is an American Sikh who identifies with the LGBTQIA+ community. Sundeep has created a social media platform, KingSunnyB, highlighting awareness and visibility through his intersectionality of being a Sikh gay man. He has leveraged this platform to help many LGBTQIA+ individuals struggling with access to health care and various other resources reaching close to 20,000 followers. He is a model signed to Salient and a social media influencer, 360 Magazine brand ambassador, LGBTQIA+ activist and a health care administrator for Northwell Health, where he oversees the LGBTQ Transgender Program at New Hyde Park. Sundeep holds a masters in health care administration from Hofstra University and is actively pursuing his doctorate in health care administration and public policy from the Medical University of South Carolina. Recently, Sundeep served as a health extern for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he was able to work alongside Admiral Rachel L. Levine on DEI and gender diverse initiatives. In addition, Sundeep serves on Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz's LGBTQ Advisory Council and has been newly appointed as a board member for TransNewYork.