A current undergraduate student at Yale, Ananya Kumar-Banerjee (they/she) is an avid consumer of all things literary and political. She is a double major in Ethnicity, Race & Migration and History, as well as a Human Rights Scholar. They are also the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Literary Magazine for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ananya is a New Yorker of South Asian origin who grew up in a family that has long supported the arts. They are Tamilian and Bengali. As a child, Ananya lived in Williamsburg, Bedford Stuyvesant, the Financial District, and Morningside Heights. (To this day, they are a big fan of Saraghina pizza, Absolute Bagel's everything bagel, and BreadStuy's carrot cake.) New York has been and always will be home for them. She has spent summers working at the Asian American Writers' Workshop, the NAACP LDF, Shaniyat Chowdhury's Campaign for Congress (NY-5, 2020) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Campaign for Congress (NY-14, 2018) and the Yale Prison Education Initiative. As a five-year-old, they attended a bilingual public school in New York's Chinatown. As the child of immigrants who grew up in a distinctly multi-cultural city, Ananya is a passionate transnational feminist. Ananya is also nonbinary, queer, and very proud about it. You can use she or they pronouns when talking about them. When they're not reading, writing or journaling, you can find them drinking black coffee and listening to love songs. You can find them on twitter @anannavia.

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