Aishwarya Javalgekar (she/her) is a feminist writer, editor, and researcher from India.
Aishwarya has a Masters in English (Public Texts) from Trent University and a Certificate in Creative Book Publishing from Humber College, Canada. 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 writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and experiments with hybrid forms. Her work explores the nuances of identity, relationships, mental health, and the body. Her pieces have been published in literary magazines, digital platforms, and in anthologies.
Aishwarya is an instructor, editor, and writing mentor at Bound. In addition to her formal training, Aishwarya has completed editorial internships at Zubaan Books in India and Simon and Schuster Canada. She is also the Founder and Editor-in-chief of ang(st) zine.
Aishwarya’s research is personal and experiential and has a strong feminist lens. She explores the intersections of texts, gender, popular culture, and mythology. She has presented papers at conferences in India, Canada, and the US.