SONIYA

MUNSHI


Soniya Munshi is a writer, teacher, and researcher. Born and raised off the 7 train, she moved through local suburbs, the Midwest, and many Brooklyn neighborhoods before moving back to her home borough of Queens, NYC in 2007. Her current writing projects are inspired by her experiences as a caregiver for her terminally ill Indian immigrant father — his refusal to be a "good" patient helped to illuminate more about power, disability, the medical industrial complex, intergenerational trauma, and forgiveness than she could have ever imagined. Soniya spends her days (and some evenings) teaching Sociology and Asian American Studies at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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