Sailesh Naidu

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Sailesh Naidu (they/them) is a gender non-conforming poet and artist, based in Berlin, Germany. Born in the United States with roots in India, Sailesh’s deeply personal work explores their experience of being queer, brown, and a migrant. A former German Chancellor’s Fellow they have worked in the field of migration, education, gender for over a decade with their projects winning the acclaim of the New York Times and PBS New Hour. Their poetry project “The Queering” was recently hosted at The Goethe Institute Mumbai and featured in The Hindu, India’s largest national newspaper. Sailesh is currently working on their first poetry book Territory.

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