I’m an immigrant. Born and raised in Hyderabad, India, I moved to America as a newlywed in 2008. The journey from East to West involved never-before-taken routes into identity crises, separation anxieties, and cultural perplexities.
My immigrant journey overlapped with my spiritual one, completely (and surprisingly) altering my relationship with God.
My eyes were opened as I wrestled with the fundamentals of my identity and my faith. I discovered in a wholly fresh and personal way what it meant to be a sojourner on earth and a citizen of heaven.
I write with a mission to encourage and empower other believers to embrace their immigrant identity on earth and pursue their heavenly calling with passion and urgency. Writing, to me, is not just a creative expression of my thoughts and feelings but also a medium to communicate the joy, purpose, and hope found in Jesus.
I’m a Protégé member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA).
My articles have been published in CBN.com, The Upper Room, (in)courage.me, and Leading Hearts magazine. I’m a contributor to Guideposts’, All God’s Creatures 2022: Daily Devotions for Animal Lovers.
My essay, #LockdownLessons: How the Pandemic Reshaped My Understanding of Church, published in LeadingHearts.com as well as Courageous Magazine (India), won the Selah Award (Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference) in the essay category in 2021.
My first nonfiction book with will be released by Harambee Press of Iron Stream Media in the summer of 2022.
I am currently pursuing M.A. in Theological Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A lover of tea, books, and dancing, I live in Silicon Valley, California, with my husband, nine-year-old son, and a Maltese pup.
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