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Denali (she/they) is a queer, South Indian American writer, artist, and climate organizer. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. She is from Maine. Her family is from Andhra Pradesh, India.
She writes creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry. She has written for Truthout, Aurelia Magazine, Flourish Fiction, and The Bangalore Review. She created a podcast episode for Inherited.
Her paintings have appeared in The Center for Cultural Power’s Climate Woke project, Rhizome DC's exhibition Upbringing. She will be part of the Sebrof Forbes Cultural Arts Center's upcoming exhibition Noted in Covid. Her illustrations have appeared in Black By God and Entropy Inherited.
In 2018, she co-founded an intersectional climate change newsletter, Entropy Inherited. She co-writes monthly issues on scientific, political, and social perspectives on the climate crisis, with a focus on uplifting the voices and stories of people of color and those in the Global South.
In 2022, she wrote for and edited Good Energy’s A Playbook for Screenwriting in the Age of Climate Change. She also wrote a chapter in Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility.
Her climate activism has appeared in NBC News, Vogue, Business Insider, Self Magazine, Shondaland, The Independent, and Sojourners.
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