Spirit Companion: Cat
Favourite Quote: “No black woman writer in this culture can write “too much”. Indeed, no woman writer can write “too much”…No woman has ever written enough.”: bell hooks
A graduate in literature , Deepa has a postgraduate diploma in print and web journalism and has written extensively on human rights, gender rights and social issues. She has been a recipient of the DAAD Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service) and has a Masters degree in Women’s Studies, when she completed her dissertation on women in contemporary South Asian erotic literature. Her paper on feminist erotica and how women write it differently was presented at a global interdisciplinary conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Deepa has previously worked as a Content Director at Campus Diaries, sourcing, curating and editing stories from young individuals on fiction and nonfiction, providing guidance and support to storytellers. She has been part of the newsroom in Madurai, as a sub-editor with the daily newspaper, The New Indian Express. Her venture into the development sector began with Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), a nonprofit working with young girls to amalgamate gender, technology and feminism, where she handled the organization’s communications and outreach, while interacting with adolescent girls on everyday feminism and technology. At FRIDA, she has been looking after all public communications of the organization since 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys binge watching sitcoms from the 90s, playing scrabble and reading. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Tamil and has elementary knowledge of Bengali. Deepa is based out of Bangalore, South India.