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, 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.
She's working on a memoir about family legacy and the long shadow of colonialism.
You can also find Raksha on Twitter or send her an email.