Chaya Babu

Chaya Babu is a South Asian American writer, artist, and educator based in Santa Fe. Her work focuses on power and oppression, cities, the body, foolishness, individual and collective healing, and more, and has been featured in or at Open City, The Marginsthe Bellingham ReviewBuzzFeedVICEGO HOME!, and Project for Empty Space, amongst others. She teaches classes on personal narrative, poetry, and reporting with 92Y and Community Word Project, and works as a consultant at the Columbia School of Social Work Writing Center, while she revises her first book, a memoir about the intergenerational trauma of exile and the impossibility of return post diaspora. For more, visit