malavika of many words

essays, author updates, & mental gymnastics

Hi, I’m Malavika! (Pronounced: Mah-love-eeka. Take it slow. You got this.) Men online have called me a “liberal twig of a woman,” “future single mom,” and “decent writer, minus the social justice,” but I prefer to call myself a writer, chronic overthinker, and dumbass of color (DOC) whose lived experiences shall not be undermined. By subscribing to my newsletter, you’ll receive:

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