Born in India and raised in Canada, Raksha Vasudevan is a writer and former aid worker. Her essays and reporting appear in Harper's Bazaar, Guernica, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, WIRED, Outside, VICE, Washington Post, The Threepenny Review, The Believer 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. An essay of hers is also included in "Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us," an anthology from Algonquin that you can order here.
Raksha has received support from the Writers' Trust of Canada, 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. In 2023, Raksha will be a resident at the Virginia Center for the Arts (VCCA), Ragdale and The Writer’s Room at the Betsy Hotel.
She's working on a memoir about the myth of objectivity, family legacy, and colonialism.
You can also find Raksha on Twitter or send her an email.