a little about me


Hi, I'm Jeevika.

I’m a poet, reporter, and multimedia communicator aiming to share powerful stories. I'm most interested in conversations about the arts, mental health & addiction, gender & sexuality, and diaspora culture.

Originally from India, I just graduated with an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where I spent months produced long-form works of narrative journalism on the opioid crisis, power struggles within the South Asian community, and the mental health of couples struggling with addiction. Prior to that, I worked in tech, public relations, and publishing after graduating from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

My work has been featured in NPR, Ploughshares, Crosscut, The Juggernaut, Homegrown, The Seattle Globalist, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Kajal Magazine, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Cleaver Magazine, and several independent zines.

I also created five of my own zines, designed and curated an anthology with 33 contributors, and started a visual-literary journal when I was in high school in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Please contact me if you’d like to collaborate.