Born in India and raised in Canada, Raksha Vasudevan is a writer and former aid worker. Her writing explores family, immigration, colonialism and international aid. Her essays and reporting appear or are forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Guernica, LitHub, The Los Angeles Times, Outside, VICE, Washington Post, NYLON 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.
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 book of nonfiction about race and Silicon Valley's influence in international aid.
To get in touch, you can find her on Twitter or send her an email.