Born in India and raised in Canada, Raksha Vasudevan is a writer and former aid worker. Her essays and reporting appear in Guernica, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Outside, VICE, Washington Post, The Threepenny Review and more. Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, a Best of the Net award and listed as "Notable" in Best American Essays 2020 and 2021.
Raksha has received support from the Canada Council of the Arts, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing. She is also an alumna of AWP's writer-to-writer program, the Tin House Winter Workshop and VONA. She is currently working on a nonfiction book about Afro-Asian solidarity and Asian American identity abroad.