“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 alumna 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.

Iyer has a children’s book coming out in May 2020 tentatively titled “Why Is My Hair Curly?” from Red Panda (a Westland Publications/Amazon company) in India.

A mother by adoption and biology, she resides with her husband and children in the Northeast US. An analyst by profession, she spends her free time pondering life and writing on her blog.

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