First Language(s): Nepali
Second Language(s): English, Hindi
Neha Rayamajhi is a cultural worker who uses multidisciplinary art to disrupt and build. She is passionate about creating narratives, spaces, and art that revolve around decolonial politics, diasporic nostalgia, and joys of reimagining an anti-oppressive future. Neha has been published in the South Asian Journal, Arkana Magazine and other publications. Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, she is currently in Boston, Massachusetts.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Grade 9 and 10 Nepali literature course book. It was an anthology of poetry, fiction, and biographies of artists, athletes, revolutionaries, and scientists worldwide.
What was the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?
I was an only child and often lonely, even in the company of my many cousins. Writing helped me with that.
What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?
I packed my life in two suitcases and traveled eight thousand miles to the USA alone to start over.
Do you listen to music while reading or writing?
No. I read out loud when I write in English. Music distracts me from hearing myself as I review what I am writing.
My mother is a liar
Issue Spring '23