Creative Nonfiction

“I Assimilate into Mere Bubbles,” The Rumpus, February 5, 2019

“The Stages Of My Life, In Usernames,” VICE Magazine “Privacy and Perception” Issue, Broadly, June 18, 2018.

“Why I Asked My White Coworkers to Call Me By My Middle Name” Girlboss. March 2, 2018.

Fiction, Poetry, Etc

“Pet Culture,” Vol 1 Brooklyn, June 9, 2019

“charmed,” Fearsome Critters Vol 2, May 7, 2019


“Tipu’s Magic Box Was Stolen. It Should Not Be For Sale,” New York Times, June 27, 2019 (online), June 29, 2019 (print)

“The Death Of a Symbol: How Western Writers Exploit The Tiger,” Lithub, February 11, 2019

“Ghost In My Mouth,” Bitch Magazine, GHOST Issue, September 2018

“The Casual Imperialism Of The American Tourist,” Bitch Magazine, August 28, 2018

“Tools of Supremacy” EFNIKS Magazine, “MODEL” Issue. May 17, 2018.

“The Myth of The Male Genius” Bitch Magazine. May 14, 2018.

“How Might We Decolonize The Brooklyn Museum?” Pacific Standard. May 8, 2018.

“Feminists were right: Ignoring online misogyny has deadly consequences” Washington Post. April 30, 2018.

“Mattel has no business turning Frida Kahlo into a Barbie” Washington Post. March 14, 2018.

“Does ‘Call Me By Your Name’ expose the Oscars’ problem with sex?” Playboy. March 1, 2018.

“Why Pay Secrecy is Inherently Anti-Feminist” Wear Your Voice. February 14, 2018.

“The Politics of South Asian Representation” ShondaLand. February 6, 2018.

“Queer Muslim Artists Are Beyond A “Movement” INTO. January 24, 2018.

“The Model Minority Is Not a Myth: It’s Ajit Pai” The Root. January 19, 2018.

Lady Bird‘s glaring white mediocrity” The Week. December 7, 2017.

“Milk and Vine’s Viral Success Is White Mediocrity Capitalizing on Rupi Kaur’s Work” Teen Vogue, November 15, 2017.

“How Reddit Is Used to Indoctrinate Young Men Into Becoming Misogynists” Vice Canada, Reposted on Vice US, November 15, 2017.

“The Fists Of White Men: Orientalism and Yellow Peril in ‘The Defenders’.” Bitch Media, August 29, 2017.

“The Problem with ‘Aladdin’.” Bitch Media, July 17, 2017.

“I’m Tired of Watching Brown Men Fall in Love With White Women Onscreen.” Jezebel, July 6, 2017.


“The Waterscape of Mithila,” Bhakti and Power: Debating India’s Religion of the Heart, Textbook published May 16, 2019

“Sad, Brown and Gay: Let’s Talk About Queer and Trans Mental Health in the South Asian Diaspora,” INTO, December 26, 2018. (Research supported by an ASJA grant)

“Does Hollywood really care about abuse?” Oxygen, March 5, 2018

“#MeToo: There’s a List Circulating of Sexual Abusers on College Campuses”AlterNet. February 9, 2018.

“A New Exhibit Explores the Art and Identity of Queer Muslims” Vice. February 7, 2018.

“She’s So Basic: 6 Common Mediocre-White-Girl Tropes Found in TV and Movies” The Root. December 15, 2017.