Lakshmi is an alumna of the Yale Writers Workshop 2018. She has a certificate in creative writing from Simon Fraser University. A business analyst by profession, she raises her children in the Northeast US with her husband. Her work has appeared in Mutha Magazine, Huffington Post, Chicago Now, Adoptive Families, Centered magazine and The Verve. She also has essays in two anthologies – I AM STRENGTH (Blind Faith Books) and Desi Modern Love (Story Artisan Press). Her debut children’s book “Why is my Hair Curly?” was published by the Red Panda imprint (Westland Books – an Amazon company). She also blogs at http://www.lgiyer.com and is often found tweeting @lakshgiri.