Anusha Mehar

Poet, Producer, and Cultural Organizer

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Anusha Mehar a Poet, Producer, and Cultural Organizer. Her work at the intersection of the
arts/ the body/ the natural world centers the justice and dignity of youth, women and queer
communities, locally and internationally, and implements language, somatics, mindfulness,
restorative justice and tactile urbanism as tools for change. She is the Founding Principal of
PANJA, where she spearheads public impact campaigns focused on ritual healing and
liberation, and manages PR for partners throughout NYC and the Hudson Valley. Through
PANJA, she serves as co-founder of the Sanctuary Healing Gardens on Crystal Lake, where she
is co-creating safe space for BIPOC to connect with nature and mobilizing community in the
direct action campaign to protect public lands as park lands in the city of Newburgh’s 3rd
Ward. Previously, Anusha has held leadership roles for orgs and projects such as RDAC-BX,
Girls Write Now, the Newburgh Mural Project, Make the Road NY, Tesla, Girl Power, Girls Code
Club, and the Harriet Tubman Journey to Freedom. She is a proud member of the Working
Families Party’s Regional and State Advisory boards and is distinguished as a 200-hr Certified
Yoga Teacher, Ecological Citizen’s Project (ECP) Regenerator, Good Work Institute Fellow, and
Jeannette K. Watson Fellow. Her writing and photography about subcultures, the arts and the
environment can be found in publications such as America’s Quarterly, Outdoor Journal,
Holysotked, and Redbull.