My Story

I speak, I coach, I guide, I write, I heal, I rest, I give, I create.

Who am I and what do I do?

 

I'm Nisha, and I like to do a little bit of everything!

 

Professionally, I've worked as a consultant, recruiter, voiceover artist, speech therapist, and librarian. Personally, I regularly meditate, journal, write, and guide others in directions that honor their body and intuition. But, with me, my personal bleeds into my professional and vice versa. I see myself as being aware, compassionate, and vulnerable in all of my life's work.

I have realized my worth and personal power through my professional training in speech and language, facilitating large and small groups, teaching, research, and counseling, combined with my self-taught practices in healing trauma, meditating, and social justice.

But I'm not the only one that has power - you do too.

I have struggled, like REALLY struggled with finding “the one” passion in life! And what I actually found is that my collection of skills have shaped me into a curious and compassionate writer, coach, speaker, and facilitator who serves those in need - especially those who are marginalized - through reflection, ancestral exploration, somatic experiencing, and empowerment. Life is not about finding "the one" person or career or destination - it's about uncovering your one true authentic self.

Radical vulnerability: I am a divorced, South Asian American woman, Chicago-suburbia native, and Cali-loving transplant. My father passed away months before my marital separation, and these losses opened me up in ways I didn't know possible. I saw how I had been people-pleasing my way through life and that I could no longer live that way. I share this because radical vulnerability is transformational.

I am constantly inspired by humanity -- its beauty and its glitches. I infuse the nuances of what I see, hear, and do into my writing while always centering self-love, healing, and justice. 

Our identities and experiences affect our choices and what we think we "should" be doing. The more I reflect upon this, the more I write about it. I have current  publications in The RumpusThe Times of India, Greatist, Ravishly, and Everyday Feminism. Read more of my work on the Writing page.

My podcast MigrAsians is a perfect example of combining my skills and passions like public speaking, social justice, storytelling, and healing into one home. I'd love to hear what you think :) 

I can't wait to connect with you through my writing, coaching, and podcast. If you just want to say hello or have other questions, reach out to me on the Contact Me page! Sign up for my newsletter for my latest updates, reading and listening recommendations, and random droplets of healing and justice.

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