Shaanth Kodialam (They/Them)
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Shaanth Kodialam (they/them) is a queer, South Asian writer here at OutWrite. They're a first-year whose interests include Geography, Environmental Studies, and Communications. Their lived experiences at the intersection of being South Asian and queer form the backbone for their writing both inside and outside of the queer community.

“Framing Agnes”: A Story of Dis- and Reconnection

Photos by Lex Ryan/UCLA FTV Archive As part of a larger showing presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive on April 18th, some of the OutWrite staff had the chance to watch the film, “Framing Agnes,” a tale about…

“Sort Of”: A Queer Lesson on Storytelling

Still from HBO’s Sort Of **This article contains minor spoilers for HBOMax’s “Sort Of”** When I first saw the trailer for HBOMax’s “Sort Of” featuring Bilal Baig, — the first queer, South Asian, Muslim actor to lead a Canadian primetime…

Unions Are An Emerging Political Battleground

Photo by Zoë Collins (She/Her) In the face of an increasingly polarized racial and political landscape, some commentators have carefully noted that Democrats are at a crossroads in terms of their party’s approach to white appeasement politics, where the party’s…

Rejecting ‘Born this Way’: Critiques of an Intrinsic Queerness

Graphic compiled by Zoë Collins (she/her)Photos taken by Hans Beimler As queer people, there are narratives and talking points that define our humanity from day one. Our rights to live, love, and thrive are considered up for debate. We are…

What Does the Recent Supreme Court Gutting of Roe v. Wade With Texas’s Abortion Law Mean for Queer Rights?

Image from C-SPAN footage The United States Supreme Court has long been the focal point of political battles and tensions. The failed appointment of Robert Bork under former President Ronald Reagan served as the spark for a common practice known…