A poem narrating one perspective of what it’s like to be ‘the filler’ – someone who believes they merely take up space, despite how much they try to escape the confines of the role.
Navya Vasireddy is super excited to participate in the Girls Write Now program! She loves to write about and share her experiences as an Indian American, especially given the lack of representation in the media. Through the program, Navya hopes to explore different genres and craft her voice, as well as convey her story through her work.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Taylor Swift, Renée Ahdieh, and Akemi Dawn Bowman
Culture and community are a huge part of my life. I try to reflect my experiences as an Indian American teenager through my work, especially with the lack of brown representation in the media. In my writing, I love to incorporate a piece of my culture and Telugu ethnicity through characters, traditions, familial relationships, and so on. My story is told through each piece I write, and I can’t wait to grow and mature with my work.