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My clips have been featured in a number of publications including the Huffington Post, Brown Girl Magazine, SEEN Magazine, Catalyst Midland, Ambassador Magazine, Michigan Radio, The Michigan Daily and ThinkProgress.

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The Juggernaut, July 16, 2019

Pratima Kushmani Shridevi Doobay, a queer priestess, is the daughter of a Hindu priest, a pandit, and grew up in New York City’s Indo-Caribbean community. From an early age, Doobay was immersed in the world of goddesses and would draw strength and inspiration from them — Saraswati, Durga, Lakshmi, Kali. Yet, though Doobay wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps, she was told that only men could be priests, and that women couldn’t because they menstruated. 

The Indian SCENE, May 2, 2019

The first seizure happened when Ria Sandhu was five years old.

“I remember that day like it was yesterday,” says Jack Sandhu, 49, Ria’s father and the owner of Farmington Hills Manor, a banquet hall in metro Detroit.

Brown Girl Magazine, April 9, 2019

Brown Girl Magazine reached out to Gurki Basra, a retail and fashion strategy expert based in New York City, who you might recognize from Netflix’s “Dating Around.” Basra, the daughter of Sikh Punjabi immigrants, spent the first 12 years of her life living in France before her family moved to Houston, Texas.

SEEN Magazine, Feb. 11, 2019

A South Asian couple embraces longstanding wedding traditions while creating new ones of their own.

Bklyner, Dec. 20, 2018

Rows of earthen-red brownstones line the path to Mazzola Bakery in Carroll Gardens. The neighborhood has changed since the bakery’s start in 1928, but the familiar scent of freshly baked bread, now mixed with coffee, still fills the air as you approach the intersection of Union and Henry Streets.

Catalyst Midland, April 11, 2018

The exhibit showcases outfits pulled together to represent anonymous stories submitted by survivors of sexual assault. The purpose: to debunk the myth that what someone was wearing mattered.

Huffington Post, Nov. 17, 2017

Growing up Indian-American, I have learned how to code switch pretty well. While I have come to value this naturally formed cross-cultural view, feeling like you are two different people can get to be draining.

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Flip Cuddy and Christine Cuddy

Susan Ahn Cuddy was the first Asian American woman in the Navy and the first woman gunnery officer teaching air combat tactics.

But her children, Flip and Christine Cuddy, didn’t know about her accomplishments until later in life. In 2018, they came to StoryCorps to remember her.

Kristin Sollars and Marci Ebberts

Kristin Sollars and Marci Ebberts are nurses at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. They worked side by side in the intensive care unit for years and grew so close they’ve come to call themselves “work wives.”

Kristin and Marci sat down at StoryCorps to reflect on how their work is more than just a job. 

Donnie Pedrola and Tom Gasko

Tom Gasko has been a vacuum repairman for over 35 years. He also collects vacuums — hundreds and hundreds of them — and proudly displays them in his very own vacuum cleaner museum in a Rolla, Missouri strip mall. 

He came to StoryCorps to share his love for the machines with his husband, Donnie Pedrola. 

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Brown Girl Magazine, July 20, 2019

Growing up, Amit Patel and Martin Fulton never imagined having a wedding of their own. Fast forward to last fall, October 2018, when their interracial, interreligious wedding filled the streets of New York City. The two grooms made headlines and trended on social media as hundreds of their close friends and family members showed up to celebrate their love. They even closed down six blocks of Wall Street for the baraat, or grooms’ procession.  

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CUNY Student Broadcast, Dec. 13, 2018

Yohan, is a second grader at P.S. 118 in Park Slope, Brooklyn. When he started having difficulty recognizing letters and remembering his ABCs, his teacher flagged him for special reading intervention. But it only made things worse. In this video story, reporter Harsha Nahata talks with families, special education experts, and students about what a changing New York state policy on naming dyslexia in a student's special education plan means for them.