Creative Writing

“baby doll!” Hayden’s Ferry Review (online, audio, print) Summer 2023

“Writing Advice for Bodies In Pain,” Catapult

“The Killing Of A Tiger,” Denver Quarterly Summer 2019 (print)

“I Assimilate into Mere Bubbles,” The Rumpus

“The Death Of a Symbol,” Lithub

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

“White Writers Pushed Me Out of Fiction, And Into the Essay.” Electric Lit

“Call Me By My Middle Name” Girlboss

“Pet Culture,” Vol 1 Brooklyn

“charmed,” Fearsome Critters Vol 2

Essays & Cultural Criticism

Travel, Lifestyle and Food

“The Seed of a Mango is Desire,” Eating More Asia America: A Food Studies Reader (NYU Press), Forthcoming

“Rajma Masala, The Perfect Pandemic Dish.” On beans, pandemics and colonial histories for Eater

“The Casual Imperialism Of The American Tourist,” Bitch Magazine

“Blank Slate: Spiritual Emptiness Is Clearing Out Our Closets,” on minimalism for Bitch Magazine

“The Temple Aunties,” Edible Queens

History & Colonialism

“The Waterscape of Mithila,” Bhakti and Power: Debating India’s Religion of the Heart, chapter in University of Washington text published May 2019

On period pieces and colonial propaganda, Vice

“Tipu’s Magic Box Was Stolen. It Should Not Be For Sale,” New York Times

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

On capitalism and Frida Kahlo, Washington Post

“How Might We Decolonize The Brooklyn Museum?” Pacific Standard

Film & Television

“Royal Representation: On the Strange Racial Politics of ‘Bridgerton,'” Bitch Magazine

“Eugenics As Entertainment: ‘Indian Matchmaking”s lighthearted view of caste oppression,” Bitch Magazine

“The Myth of The Male Genius” Bitch Magazine

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

“’90 Day Fiance: The Other Way’ Tells A Story of Passport Privilege’,” Jezebel.

“Does ‘Call Me By Your Name’ expose the Oscars’ problem with sex?” Playboy

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

Lady Bird‘s glaring white mediocrity” The Week

“The Problem with ‘Aladdin’.” Bitch Media

“Does Hollywood really care about abuse?” Oxygen


“Feminists were right: Ignoring online misogyny has deadly consequences” Washington Post

“Why Pay Secrecy is Inherently Anti-Feminist” Wear Your Voice

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

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

South Asian Culture

“Funny Women Are Everywhere,” The Juggernaut

“The Model Minority Is Not a Myth: It’s Ajit Pai” The Root

“Tools of Supremacy: The Model Minority” COLORBLOQ Magazine, MODEL Issue.

“Sad, Brown and Gay: Let’s Talk About Queer and Trans Mental Health in the South Asian Diaspora,” INTO (Supported by ASJA)

“The Politics of South Asian Representation,” on ‘The Problem With Apu’ for ShondaLand

“Queer Muslim Artists Are Beyond A “Movement,” INTO

“Milk and Vine’s Viral Success Is White Mediocrity Capitalizing on Rupi Kaur’s Work” Teen Vogue

“A New Exhibit Explores the Art and Identity of Queer Muslims” Vice