Gauri Awasthi is an Indian poet and sustainability activist. She is currently an MFA candidate at McNeese State University in Louisiana, where she has been awarded the John Wood Poetry Prize. A formally trained Bharatanatyam dancer, storytelling is her soul force. When not writing or dancing, she runs The Vegan Wardrobe (@theveganwardrobe). Her writing has been previously published in The Wire, in two anthologies by Penguin (India), Buzzfeed and others. You can find her mildly controversial critiques of colonialism on Instagram @gauriawasthi.