JAMIE MALESZKA is a freelance writer born, bred, and based in New York City.
Throughout her award-wining career as a spoken-word poet, activist, and performer, Chin has long drawn from her personal experiences. Hers is a practice rooted in the mining of her own lifeand the out loud sharing of the words and stories sculpted from it.
On the evening of December 16, 2012, Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23-year-old medical student, was gang-raped and savagely assaulted aboard a moving bus in New Delhi. Days later, she died from her injuries. The young woman came to be known as Nirbhaya, meaning fearless in Hindi.