Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Miami. She is currently a fiction editor at TriQuarterly and a writer for Autostraddle. Her short stories have been published or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Catapult, and Fugue. Her pop culture writing can be found in The Cut, The A.V. Club, Vulture, Refinery29, Vice, and more. A lover of food, she previously worked as a restaurant reporter for Eater NY. She attended the 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop for short fiction and is an upcoming fellow for Lambda Literary's Writer's Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.