Meet Deepti and Viji, Participants in Nevertheless We Persisted
Deepti is playing two roles in Nevertheless We Persisted. She is performing her own piece MY BROWN SKIN in which she discusses the difficulties of acting in America and being typecast based solely on her appearance, and is narrating Viiji K. Chary's piece PUZZLE CHALLENGES.
Deepti says of her essay in this collections:
"I have always contended with my skin color. No matter how old I was or am and no matter where on the planet I lived or live. This piece was to honor a stranger who didn’t have to stand up for me but did nevertheless. I believe in speaking up and here is a small moment when I did. "
Find her online here:
Viji K. Chary
Viji's essay in Nevertheless We Persisted is called PUZZLE CHALLENGES and talks about an epiphany she had that helped her understand her aging grandmother.
A little bit about Viji in her own words:
"For the past twenty years, I have written for adults and children. My first picture book, Porcupine’s Seeds received the Mom’s Choice honor in 2015. My pieces have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Wisdom of Mothers Anthology, and Highlights for Children. My website can be found at http://www.vijikchary.com"
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