I am currently enrolled in a joint- masters program in Communication and Culture studies between York and Ryerson Universities. As a journalist with over five years of reporting and editing experience in India, I immigrated to Canada with the hope to diversify my knowledge of storytelling techniques. I am passionate about documentary film making and writing. My thesis/project is an interrogation of how a women of the Indian diaspora interpret spaces within their respective homes. Through this research, I aim to observe how bodies that identify or shy away from the label of 'feminism' consciously and unconsciously align themselves to the very politics that initiated feminism. The purpose is to tell her story at home, from within her home and reclaim it in the process. As an immigrant woman, the challenges faced by women both in Canada and at home are of interest to me, especially intersectional fields such as identity, transnational politics, gender, race and the Indian diaspora. I also work part-time in the non-profit space studying similar issues and volunteer the rest of my time as a Hatha Yoga instructor.
Keywords: Feminism; postcolonial studies, migration, race, identity, memory, embodiment, culture, Indian and Asian diaspora, storytelling, film making