Likh: The Process

The process of writing is complicated and intense, and often not at all what you expect it to be. Join Joshua Thomas every Wednesday as he profiles a wide spectrum of artists showing you how they have honed their craft and how they sustain themselves through their art.

Episode 3 July 4, 2018

Aranya Johar

In this episode of Likh: the Process, we talk to the poet and spoken word artist behind “A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender”, Aranya Johar. She tells us about how she got into poetry, organising spoken word events while still going to school, and what her life and poetry have been like since she went viral. To open, she does a special performance of her poem ‘Standing Tall’.

You can listen to the full poems here:

‘A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender’

‘A Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty’

‘Bleeding Rani’


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Aranya JoharIn this episode of Likh: the Process, we talk to the poet and spoken word artist behind “A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender", Aranya Johar. She tells us about how she got into poetry, organising spoken word events while still going to school, and what her life and poetry have been like since she went viral. To open, she does a special performance of her poem ‘Standing Tall’. You can listen to the full poems here: -- ‘A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender’ -- ‘A Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty’ -- ‘Bleeding Rani’ Follow @expresspodcasts on Twitter or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/expresspodcasts to keep up with our shows and episodes. Find all our podcasts at www.indianexpress.com/audio.