Making moves for change…
I have a passion for questions. For exploring the tense magics of our world. Probing why inequity & injustice exist.
I came to the U.S. as an immigrant and experienced racism and the impact of educational inequities. I now advocate for justice and create as a social practice artist & writer to open space for healing, immigrant belonging, and gender & racial equity.
Miracle Marks, my second book of poetry, explores violence against women, racial inequities, and conundrums of the sacred.
My debut poetry collection on migration and belonging, Terrain Tracks, won the Many Voices Project prize.
In 2016-17, I led a first-hand stakeholder research & systems change facilitation process which spurred a 2018 NYC community-based initiative to address intimate violence. I continue to advance restorative practices and community-based solutions to addressing violence.
I am grateful for my ongoing collaborations with the brilliant visual artist, Anjali Deshmukh, and our public art can be seen at Circlefor and at our shop.
In 2022, dancer Sonali Skandan developed “In Her Element” to give Nature voice: I’m thrilled my poetry is woven through this piece which premiered at the Jiva Arts (un)silent voices festival.