Pooja Pande

Pooja Pande is a writer and TED speaker whose books include Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life (2016), a literary-styled memoir of celebrity Indian transgender rights activist Laxmi, and Momspeak: The Funny, Bittersweet Story of Motherhood in India (2020), a feminist exploration of the institution and experience of motherhood. Her day job is in media, where she is currently the co-CEO of Chambal Media, home to Khabar Lahariya, India’s singular news platform featuring reports by rural women from marginalized communities.