Born and raised in California, Lakshmi is a journalist and educator currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the past few years, she has worked with newspapers, radio and magazines from Gaborone, Botswana to Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of Pitzer College (Claremont, CA) where she studied Global Communications and Studio Arts. She is a teacher and freelance writer/researcher.
Latest posts by Lakshmi Sarah
India: Mapping Street Harassment and Promoting Safe Cities
Safecity crowd-maps sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces in India, providing users the ability to report anonymously in under 2 minutes.
Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers
Digital Green integrates innovative technology with global development efforts to improve human wellbeing through the use of videos in the community for agricultural and health improvements.
Taking Back the Tech: Using Wikipedia to Counter Violence Against Women
The first Hack4Change meetup in India included a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, expanding articles on violence against women, and collaborating on data-driven digital media projects related to women’s rights.
Becoming a Community Photographer: A Window Into the “Real India”
"Storytelling Through Photography" workshops taught photo documentary skills to local community reporter-activists, illustrating daily life and its difficulties in rural India, a project collaboratively run by Video Volunteers and the Magnum Foundation.
Improving Sanitation: Making Videos In South Delhi
Feminist Approaches to Technology is a group in Delhi, working to empower girls through video-making, enabling them to advocate for their communities.