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Denali (they/them) is a queer, South Indian American writer, artist, and climate organizer. They currently live in the Appalachian mountains of Roanoke, Virginia. They are from Maine. Their family is from Andhra Pradesh, India.
They are currently working on a graphic novel called "HOLLER: Appalachians Fight A Pipeline" about the resistance of six ordinary people to the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
They write creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry. They have written for Truthout, Aurelia Magazine, Flourish Fiction, and The Bangalore Review. They created a podcast episode for Inherited.
Their paintings have appeared in The Center for Cultural Power’s Climate Woke project and several gallery shows in the DC area. Their illustrations have appeared in Black By God and Entropy Inherited.
In 2022, they wrote for and edited Good Energy’s A Playbook for Screenwriting in the Age of Climate Change. They also wrote a chapter in Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility.
Their climate activism has appeared in Atmos, NBC News, Vogue, Business Insider, Self Magazine, Shondaland, The Independent, and Sojourners.
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