Kavita Das worked in social change for fifteen years on issues ranging from homelessness, to public health disparities, to racial injustice, and now focuses on writing about culture, race, feminism, social change, and their intersections. Nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize, Kavita’s work has been published in Longreads, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Washington Post, Kenyon Review, NBC News Asian America, Guernica, Quartz, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her essays on social issues have been included in creative writing textbooks. Kavita’s first book, Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar (Harper Collins India, 2019), is a biography about the Grammy-nominated Hindustani singer, who played a pivotal role in bringing Indian music to the West. Her writing can be found here.