Pooja Garg, Founder Managing Editor
Domestic violence and abuse volunteer, Pooja advocates for rights and welfare of women and children. Currently working on a project chronicling domestic violence survivor stories, she combines writing with grassroots activities, including poetry as therapy workshops. With extensive experience in journalism and publishing, Pooja writes for journals in both US and India. Shabana Azmi called her debut collection of poems ‘very moving and a must read’. Always looking for quietude, Pooja believes her words are incidental. More about Pooja here.
Vinita Agrawal, Senior Editor
Author of Words Not Spoken(Brown Critique/Sampark) and The Longest Pleasure (Finishing Line Press, USA), Vinita is a Mumbai based, award winning poet and writer. She won the Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial Award for literary excellence, New Jersey 2015. Her poems have appeared in Asiancha, Constellations, The Fox Chase Review, Pea River Journal, Open Road Review, Stockholm Literary Review, Poetry Pacific among others. She was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011, awarded first prize in the Wordweavers Contest 2014, commendation prize in the All India Poetry Competition 2014 and won the 2014 Hour of Writes Contest multiple times. Her work has found place in international anthologies. She has read her poems at SAARC events and other spoke word events. She can be reached at www.vinitawords.in
Jhilmil Breckenridge, Editor
Jhilmil Breckenridge is a poet, writer and activist. Her writing worries about the issues of feeling lost in a changing world, the immigrant or foreign experience, love and loss and longing, and nostalgia for times gone by. She has an MSc in Management from Boston University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Westminster. Her poems have featured in Pankhearst and a host of other literary journals. She is currently working on a biography with a mental health theme as well as her debut novel.
She is also a trained yoga teacher, a craniosacral practitioner as well as a teacher of Pranic Healing. When she is not writing, she is chasing clouds and butterflies with her iPhone. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. She tweets @jhilmilspirit and blogs at https://jhilmilsjourney.wordpress.com.
Bhavana Nissima, Editor
An Earthwoman who spends her time documenting everyday people and their lives. Pauses in the liminal spaces of visibility and shares to heal. Volunteers for multiple social organizations but women’s issues form the core of her work. She is the founder-organizer of the Annual Whole Woman Speaker series held in the second week of May each year. She holds a doctorate in gender and intercultural communication and tries to straddle two worlds via her blog Tilling the Earthwoman. Professionally, she is a communication consultant and a writer. But she often skips work to backpack into unknown lands. Yes, she is also a survivor.
Saba Ahmad, Editor
Saba Ahmad has been involved with the performing arts all her life. Daughter of the famous poet, Zia Jallandhari, Saba also writes poetry and has directed and acted in theatre. With a Masters in English Literature from Kinnaird College and MBA in Marketing, Saba runs an event management company. She loves to impart her love of language and has also taught English Language and Literature. With two beautiful daughters, she lives life on her terms and believes that she doesn’t seek liberation from anyone as she IS a liberated woman.
Anu Mahadev, Editor
An abuse victim in past, Anu Mahadev is a poet based in New Jersey. She is a 2016 MFA graduate of the Drew University’s MFA program in Madison, NJ. With two poetry collections to her credit, Anu is a curious reader and lifelong learner. She is passionate and outspoken about issues such as domestic violence, girls’ education and independence, and depression/bipolar disorder. She loves music, languages, animals and long walks.