Shivranjana is a writer-editor, poet, illustrator & the author of Hineni. She has a keen interest in rights and social justice. Having decided to write at the age of 10, she endeavours to use her work to create impact in these areas, with a focus on gender rights and mental health. She has been writing on the internet for about 9 years now, and has worked with individuals and organisations working in different areas of development, as both a writer and copyeditor.
Shivranjana has authored and published her first book, Hineni in 2019 which is a fabulist fiction piece that uses poetry and prose to highlight the individual's struggles in an emotionally abusive family. The book has done well so far, traveling from Goa to Mumbai to Nepal. She has also created a zine called Menthol Memory, which uses comic drawing and storytelling to share the intricacies of memory & specifically, how a traumatic memory can linger for longer than one can perceive.
Shivranjana is a self-taught artist, and holds a Masters degree in Development. After completing her education, she worked with a housing microfinance In Mumbai where her role involved analysing the socio-economic realities of people working in the Indian informal sector. She has also worked on multiple research projects as a writer and editor; and has also had on display, a series of ink illustrations at her solo debut exhibition in December 2016 in Mumbai.
She is also the creator of an online Udemy class that uses the art of portraiture to connect with one's emotions, as part of her endeavour to link the arts and development. Shivranjana is now on the lookout for collaborations or projects with organisations that may find synergy with her work, or also work in the space of emotional and mental health, gender and arts.