Ashini J. Desai balances creative writing and art with family, community and a career in technology management. Her poems have been published in anthologies such as Word Masala, Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves, and Sulekha Select as well as in journals such as Philadelphia Poets and Thema’s A Perfect Cup of Coffee. Her essay was included in the anthology Labor Pains & Birth Stories. She has published poetry, book reviews, and articles on writing and parenting for a number of South Asian websites. Her poetry blog site is ashinipoetry.blogspot.com.