Jonaki Ray studied Chemistry and Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (IIT K) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA. After working briefly as a software engineer, she returned to India and her first love, English.
She says: My work is inspired by the words of Audre Lorde, because it is when we break our silence that we can create art, and that art is what will save us.
" I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't." – Audre Lorde