Community Partnerships and Programs, Instagram

Tara Bedi joined Instagram in 2016 after working in the conventional film and multimedia space, with a focus on using social media for advocacy and to promote shared understanding across diverse communities. At Instagram, Tara drives Community Partnerships and Programs in India. In addition to activating the Indian Instagram community towards self-expression and storytelling, Tara focuses on how photography can help women express themselves visually in an empowering and safe way. Prior to joining Instagram, she helped curate and execute Nepal Photo Project – an aggregated Instagram feed documenting the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal in 2015. Tara has a BA in Sociology from New York University, and enjoys travel, food and playing with grammar.