Riddhi Dastidar

Riddhi (they/them) is a Delhi-based writer covering disability justice, gender, rights, and culture. They hold an MA in Gender Studies from Ambedkar University. Their mental health reporting has won a UNFPA-Laadli Media Award and SCARF award.

“Through my journalism I've helped build deeper and better, more data driven reporting in India on mental health and public policy, in a manner inclusive and representative of queer communities. I use Instagram heavily for advocacy and education. Currently we just organized housing for a working class trans woman in Surat who was about to become homeless. “I also use social media as a tool for organising.