Ashwini, Portland, Ore.

        “ I want collective trauma as a rallying cry to stop!
       People are not their trauma, we are whole people with inter-generational wisdom, culture, life and much more.
       I want us all to thrive and for people to bring equity so a meritocracy can exist, and people’s talents are nurtured so they can share their gifts to the world safely.
       As a screenwriter, my values are justice and equity. I was born to bring those erased/marginalized from history to screens, and to create safe spaces for people in the arts.”