Going from Other to Local in Mumbai
I was certain my appearance would mask my secret: that I didn’t belong.
Did she drink too much tequila?
Sonali Gupta is a freelance writer from New Jersey. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Vogue India, and Huffington Post, among other publications. She’s currently pursuing a Master’s in Journalism at New York University and at work on a book proposal about how a diagnosis of muscular dystrophy in her twenties led her on a path in search of family, love and a cure.
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