Born and raised in California, Lakshmi is an educator and journalist with a focus on immigration, migration, identity and the arts. She has worked with newspapers, radio and magazines from Ahmedabad, India to Los Angeles, California. Writing and producing for various audiences, including Mic, Global Voices, AJ+, KQED, Fusion Media Group and The New York Times. In 2016, she co-founded Tiny World Productions to produce immersive video content. She’s been a commissioning producer on the news team at Fusion media and later guided young journalists through the Rise Up: Be Heard Fellowship program reporting on health and immigration issues in California. Lakshmi is a graduate of Pitzer College and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. A book she co-wrote on immersive storytelling will be publishing by Routledge in the winter of 2018.
Latest posts by Lakshmi Sarah from December, 2012
The victim of the Delhi gang-rape on a bus incident died yesterday in a hospital in Singapore. Protests and vigils were held across India to mourn the death of the 23 year old girl. Lakshmi Sarah attended one vigil in Mumbai and writes about it.
A village council in the Indian state of Bihar has banned women from using mobile phones because it is “debasing the social atmosphere” and leading couples to elope. Similar bans have also been seen in other parts of India.
In recent months, rape in the Indian state of Haryana seems to have become commonplace and Dalit women are in a vulnerable position. A nine day long march titled Dalit Mahila Garima Yatra (Dalit women pride march) traveled through towns and villages of Haryana meeting rape survivors, officials and community members.