Sakshi Taneja She/Her
Born and raised in Delhi, Sakshi is a first-generation settler on the occupied Coast Salish Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nations. As an immigrant and a settler, she is aware of the complicated and erased histories that people carry. She believes in the power of storytelling to heal and bring about positive change as the stories of people from the diaspora have done for her.
Sakshi graduated with a degree in Communications and English from Simon Fraser University and has worked in event programming since 2019. Before joining Indian Summer Festival, Sakshi worked as an Events Lead with SFU Public Square, where she led programming in support of community engagement centering the stories of local and global leaders. Outside of work you can find her at local QTBIPOC events including Van Vogue Jam, Massy Arts Society events, PuSh Festival, Vancouver Mural Festival, Lips and more, which constantly inspire her to work towards more inclusive, accessible and empowering programming.
She is a Pisces which explains why she is currently learning tarot and palmistry. And she is also a lover of literature – favouring stories of the fantasy, sci-fi and horror genres – and is part of a book club that exclusively reads authors of the global majority!