Kanika is a writer, editor, public speaker, and facilitator with a desire to elevate the voices of underrepresented artists and writers. She is Co-Director of NYWF 2023 and the creator and editor of the literary zine More than Melanin which is currently on its third issue. They moved from Mumbai, India to Naarm in 2016 to complete their master’s in creative writing and literature and have since written for publications such as South Asian Today and Colournary Magazine. Kanika was also awarded Darebin Mayor’s Writing Awards 2020’s Best Voice prize.
Kanika’s passion for authentic storytelling has also led them into the facilitation of creative collaboration workshops, as well as the mentoring of young writers. In their free time Kanika enjoys reading, daydreaming and all things food.