“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou

Lakshmi Iyer is an alumnus of the Yale Writers’ Workshop. Iyer has a certificate in creative writing from The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Her work has appeared in Adoptive Families, The Huffington Post, Chicago Now, Centered, Verve India and, Mutha Magazine. She can be found online on Twitter @lakshgiri and on Facebook.

Her essay titled Motherhood, Cleaved is part of an anthology I Am Strength available for purchase on Amazon.

A mother by adoption and biology, she resides with her husband and children in the Northeast US. On most days, she can be found by the stove serving up hot food. When she is not cooking, she recounts the mundane-ness of her life in startling detail on this blog.

If you would like to reach her about writing for you or for speaking engagements, please use the Contact Me page.


  1. Hello! I enjoy how you write! Simple and to the point but just as descriptive. I dive into your words and feel like I am with you in the different scenarios! You inspire me. 🙂

  2. Hi, I just read your post. I just start to stepped-in the blogging world. I love your write up. but some of your post i can’t read… need password.. sad 😦 anyway good to read your post. Friends?

  3. I read about you on So, what’s her story and started following recently. I love the way you write. Very simple but extremely effective. I look forward to reading more 🙂

    1. Janani, Thanks for stopping by! Appreciate your note. I go through phases of writing often and letting the blog go silent. 🙂 Hopefully this phase will last longer than it has previously.

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