Mallika Rao is an award-winning writer with bylines across digital and print media. Her work tends to consider race, teen longing, dislocation, and skin color. Her nonfiction work has appeared, often regularly, at the Village Voice,, Vulture, the New York Times,, Marie Claire, Real Simple, TOPIC, the Rumpus, VICE, and Believer Magazine. Recent fiction can be found at Catapult. In 2019, she toured the coasts of the U.S. as a contributor with Pop Up Magazine. She has profiled a range of subjects, including Hasan Minhaj, Chloe Wise, Salman Rushdie and Fatima Asghar.


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