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Tune in to an interview with Amita and Narika Director Preeti Mangala Shekar, responding to the 2013 gang rape and mob violence against a young woman and her male companion in Delhi, India here. The interview originally aired on KPFA’s Apex Express.

Hear Amita discuss Secret Survivors and issues relating to child sexual abuse:


See Amita discuss the taboos around child sexual abuse as she introduces her short film, Violent Adult-ISM, at a 2010 gala at New York University.

Watch Amita’s short film, Violent Adult-ISM, featuring testimonials from NYU community members about child sexual abuse.

Check out the promo video for Ping Chong & Co.‘s forthcoming Secret Survivors documentary, featuring Amita and other survivors of child sexual abuse.

Secret Survivors: an introduction from pingchongcompany on Vimeo.


Read an interview in Theater magazine with Ping Chong, Sara Zatz and Amita about the Secret Survivors creation process here.

Read Amita’s reflection on holding her father accountable in an interview by Bushra Rehman on The Feminist Wire here.

You can find Amita’s piece for the Huffington Post on LGBT Hindu Americans celebrating Diwali here.

Read Amita’s interview with Pariah director Dee Rees on the GLAAD blog here. (read more of Amita’s blogs as GLAAD’s People of Color Media Fellow here.)

Read Amita’s post for Ms. Magazine on the death of Christina Santiago, a leader in Chicago’s LGBT community, here.


You can find photos of Amita, including headshots, here.