San Francisco Bay Area, California
I was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s (YOPD) in 2015 but knew something was not working properly in my body years beforehand. I noticed non-motor symptoms in my 20s and motor symptoms in my 30s. I became involved with the Davis Phinney Foundation to make a difference and increase representation in the South Asian community. I co-founded the Women’s Parkinson’s Project to bring awareness, representation, and raise the voices of women with Parkinson’s. I am a writer, photographer, and full-time photojournalist working for a local media outlet in the San Fransisco Bay Area.