Aarushi Agni

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Aarushi Agni (@aarushifire) is a writer, stand-up comic and musician, hailing from Madison, WI, where she worked in nonprofit journalism at Simpson Street Free Press and Wisconsin Public Radio. As a comic, she’s opened for dope people like Aparna Nancherla, Jackie Kashian and Maggie Faris. She has appeared on various podcasts and radio programs. For four years in Madison, she co-directed and performed in Yoni Ki Baat, a yearly monologue showcase celebrating the intersectional stories of women and non-binary people of color. She’s been the lead singer/songwriter of many musical groups, including Tin Can Diamonds and The Rose Lights. Aarushi appeared in the film Poets are the Destroyers and has written for the socially conscious web series for teens, SociCircle. Her literary work has appeared in The Felt and in several zines. She founded the intersectional feminist zine, Brown Girl Lifted, in 2015. She now resides in Brooklyn where she is doing comed and completing her MFA and first novel (goddess-willing) at Pratt Institute.