Leena Joshi


Leena Joshi is a visual artist and writer born to Indian immigrants. Her writing and art practice explore the relationship between the changing self and its environment through negotiations of text, moving image, music, performance, and installation, with a focus on feminist, anti-colonial, and immigrant ideation.


One sentence to describe yourself: Hi I'm Leena, I'm an artist, a writer, and an all-day snacker

What will you be presenting on? Chai

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Clean as you go.

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Rice and daal

Favorite food: Ramen, chaat, cheesecake, green smoothies, falafel durum

Recommended reading: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Best meals: My grandmother and mother's home-cooked Indian food

Food you’d like to try: Mizu Shingen Mochi, or water cakes!