ang(st) is run by a team of volunteers.

a photograph of Aishwarya Javalgekar, editor-in-chief

Aishwarya Javalgekar

Founder and Editor-in-chief

Aishwarya (she/her) is a feminist writer and researcher with a Masters in English and a Certificate in Publishing. She studies books, myths, and films as modes of storytelling. Her short fiction, poetry, and non-fiction articles explore gender, media representation, relationships, mental health, and the body. She is the Editorial Assistant at Bound, India. Sometimes she finds time to color her hair and update her closet.

Find her on Twitter, Instagram and her website.

A photograph of Maria Picone, Art Editor

Maria Picone


Maria (she/her) is a writer and artist from Korea by way of Massachusetts. Her writing explores identity, mental health, memory, and broader political and social issues. She’s interested in painting, hybrid work, and photography. In her spare time, she loves drinking tea, looking for classes to take, and playing with her cat, Minwu.

Find her on Twitter and her website.

Lara Yidrim, Community Manager

Ayşe Lara Yildirim


Ayşe Lara (she/her) is studying English Literature at Trent University, Canada. She is a girl who loves girls and Turkish food. Her poems have been published in the university anthology Chickenscratch. In her spare time she likes to hug trees and care for her plants and animals.

Find her on Instagram.

Pragati Sharma


Pragati Sharma (she/her) is a student, writer and occasional artist from India. Her academic and creative work focuses on the themes of identity, memory, home, belonging and the body across various mediums. She is a wannabe gardener who enjoys creating mixtapes and curating home videos in her free time. 

Find her on Instagram.

Grace Novacek

Community Manager

Grace Novacek (she/they) is a writer and illustrator from Illinois. She currently serves as the Art Director for All Female Menu. Her work has been published in Human Condition, Variant Lit, Pussy Magic, and Moonchild Mag.

Her work and commission availability can be found at her website and on Twitter and Instagram.

A photograph of Supriya Rakesh, Editor

Supriya Rakesh

Program Director, ang(st) spaces

Supriya Rakesh is a writer, social researcher and arts-based facilitator with a PhD from IIM Bangalore, India.

Her short stories have been published in literary magazines such as Kitaab, Borderless and CultureCult. She is trained in  improv, playback theatre, psychodrama, and theatre of the oppressed. She is passionate about storytelling and theatre as methods to facilitate exploration, reflection, and dialogue. Her research on using art as pedagogy was recently published in Organizational Aesthetics journal. She also teaches a course on ‘Art and Organizational Development’ at TISS, Mumbai.

Find her on FacebookInstagram and her website.

Want to work with us?

We are always open to feedback and suggestions.

Feel free to contact us if you have ideas for new projects/ collaborations or if you think you’d be a valuable addition to our team.

Open Positions

We are currently accepting applications for:

Program Coordinator, ang(st) spaces (coming soon)

Intern, ang(st) spaces (coming soon)