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select publications


Illusions // They Named Me Shadow

Forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue * 2024

Notes on Possibly Dreaming Ways Home

Rowayat * April 2023

Bourbon Milk Punch & Gold Dresses for the Revolution

Bellingham Review * November 2020

Disco Child

Galleyway * July 2020

Screenshots from Quarantine

Arts in Education Roundtable Blog * June 2020

On Foolishness, or Desire: A List of Eleven Truths

Porter Gulch Review * June 2019

the fool {a cutting}  

The Felt, Glam’r Issue * May 2018


Go Home! (Feminist Press) * March 2018

Bodegas Are Where People See You * September 2017

What the Uber Scandal Says About US * June 2017

Filing Cabinet of Sorries

The Felt, Alternative Realities Issue * May 2017

Why I Left My White Therapist

VICE * January 2017

How Santeria Brings Hope to New Yorkers Who Need it Most

BuzzFeed Reader * September 2016

This Alumna is Ready for Olympian Combat

Duke Magazine * June 2016

There Can Be No Sex in Bollywood

BuzzFeed Reader * April 2016

Prepping for My First Marathon Meant Running Through India's Rape Culture

BuzzFeed Reader * March 2016

Men Loiter, Women Cloister

Open City * January 2016

A Stranger in Our Midst

Open City * October 2015

Good Girls Don't Say Such Things

The Margins * September 2015

Shattering Silence in Banglatown

Open City * September 2015

An Ode to the (Vanishing) Bodega

The Brooklyn Quarterly * August 2015

Shedding the Security of Her Hair

Duke Magazine * July 2015

What if Roy Lichtenstein Watched Desi Soaps

India Abroad * July 2015

Ganesh & Kali: Seeing Myself in a Feminist Artist's Goddess of Destruction

The Feminist Wire * May 2015

The Great Brooklyn Mojari Hunt

Open City * May 2015

The Trials of Purvi Patel

The Brooklyn Quarterly * May 2015

Indian American Woman Sentenced to Prison for Feticide

India Abroad * April 2015

They Do Not Do Silence: Transgender Poetry Duo DarkMatter

India Abroad * February 2015

Little Pakistan's Mission Man

Open City * December 2014

Narendra Modi in New York: The Protests

India Abroad * October 2014

Racism's Past & Present in Ferguson

The Brooklyn Quarterly * August 2014

Breaking the Silence Around Caste in the US

India Abroad * August 2014

Coolie Woman: Behind the C Word

CIMA Magazine * January 2014

The Anatomy of Muslim Masculinity

India Abroad * August 2013

Walking the Tightrope: Good Indian Girls, Race, and Bad Sexuality

The Feminist Wire * May 2013

Legacy of a Centenary: 100 Years of Indian Cinema

India Abroad * May 2013

The Virtue of Visibility

Helter Skelter * January 2013

brown girl + the white savior industrial complex

Digital Natives with a Cause * December 2012

Malkha: Going Back to the Days of Spinning Glory

The Alternative * August 2012

Viral Fever: Kony & Slacktivism

The Sunday Guardian * April 2012

Are Kurtas Too Casual For Work?

Wall Street Journal * March 2012

Voices from Koodankulam

The Alternative * March 2012

Koodankulam: How We Got Here

The Alternative * February 2012

Requiem for a Dream: The Making of Taj Mahal Foxtrot

The Sunday Guardian * January 2012

When Silence Becomes Audible: Women Bloggers Across Language Borders

The Alternative * November 2011

City of Echoes

OPEN The Magazine * November 2011

Back of the House: The Struggle to Move Up in Chicago's Segregated Kitchens

Gaper's Block * October 2011

Girls Fight Gender Discrimination, Shed Unwanted Names

Associated Press * October 2011


exhibitions & published visual art


the border trees

Porter Gulch Review * 2019


Project for Empty Space * 2018

Pratt Writing MFA Visual Arts Showcase

The Space * 2018


residencies  &  fellowships


Kweli Journal Fellowship Program


Good Contrivance Farm Writers' Retreat

March 2021

Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA)

June 2020

Vermont Studio Center

February 2019

Marble House Project

March 2018

Project For Empty Space Feminist Incubator


BuzzFeed Emerging Writers' Fellowship


Ace Hotel Artist-in-Residence Program

February 2016

Asian American Writers' Workshop Open City Fellowship


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