Aishwarya Javalgekar (she/her) is a feminist creator and researcher from India.
She studies books, myths, and films as modes of storytelling. Her work explores gender norms, media representation, relationships, mental health, and the body. Sometimes she finds time to color her hair and update her closet.
Aishwarya dabbles in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry and experiments with hybrid forms. Her writing explores the nuances of relationships, body, and mental health. Over the years, her pieces have been published in Ink and Nebula, Constellate, The Incubator, and armarolla literary magazines and in anthologies like Wingword Poetry Prize and Poetica 2. Her articles and opinion pieces are published on Feminism in India, an intersectional feminist digital platform.
Find all her published works here.
Aishwarya also has experience with editing. She has a Certificate in Creative Book Publishing from Humber College in Canada. She has worked in the editorial departments of publishing houses in India and Canada. She is also the founder and Editor-in-chief of ang(st) zine.
Aishwarya has a Masters in English (Public Texts) from Trent University, Canada. Her research has a strong feminist lens and explores the intersections of texts (books, comics, zines), gender, popular culture, and mythology. She has presented papers in conferences in India, Canada and the US. Her research is personal and experiential, and attempts to blur the boundaries between artistic and research production. For instance, her zine ang(st) emerged from her creative research project on feminist zines.
Her undergraduate research papers can be found here.