My Hindu American Childhood: A Comic
“Age 13: I watch the opening of ‘Garden State’ and hear the only prayer I know and truly believe that Zach Braff gets me.”
Soumya Dhulekar is a comedian and illustrator based in Philadelphia, PA. She makes comics and illustrations, and co-produces Family Business, an all-poc comedy show at the Philly Improv Theater. Her work explores her identity as a woman of color; she uses humor to present and navigate situations concerning her adulthood, Indian-American culture, and relationships.
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