Sonora Jha, PhD, is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign (Random House India, 2013) and co-editor of New Feminisms in South Asia: Disrupting the Discourse Through Social Media, Film, and Literature (Routledge USA, 2017). Her op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times,the Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of metropolitan bureau for the Times of India,Bangalore,and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, the Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and the Seattle Public Library. She is an alumna and board member of the Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and has served on the jury for awards for Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, and Hugo House.