#werisetogether I thrive on telling stories from all over the world because of their richness and variety. I am here to support storytelling for all people in safe spaces where we all contribute and succeed.
Ashwini Prasad is a South Asian Indian immigrant to the United States but her life is more complex. She was born in Fiji Islands, raised in Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC, and spent her adult life in the United States, mainly in the Pacific Northwest.
She let her creative pursuits go to the side, and completed three Masters degrees and thrive in the business world. Today, that determination and strategic and organizational skills are transferred to telling stories that stem from people erased from history as the center. Their stories are our stories, and their rich perspectives deserve to be told and celebrated.
Ashwini cultivates safe spaces for people to share stories. “Tapestry,” her first screenplay, is about sharing the South Asian Indian contributions in WW1, and the immigrant experience to a larger, non-academic audience and into popular culture. Her work, ” Squandering Providence,” is a combination of mainly comedy with some drama inspired by Broad City and Fleabag with a South Asian Indian, lesbian woman as the lead.
She is a firm believer in lifting others up to move from surviving, to striving, and then to thriving.
#werisetogether
College
Oregon State University
Philosophy and Sociology
19972001
College
Oregon State University
Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies
20012004
College
University of Oregon
Masters in Philosophy
20042006
College
University or Portland
Masters in Business
20062008
College
NW Film Center
Fundanmentals and Advanced Screenwriting
2019
High School
Gladstone Secondary School
N/A
19931997
Birth Date
February 5, 1979
Birth City
Suva, Fiji Islands
Current City
Portland, OR
Hometown
Vancouver, BC
Height
5' 3"
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
South Asian India
Eye Color
Brown
"The greatest art in the world is the art of storytelling." Cecil B. DeMille
#werisetogether I thrive on telling stories from all over the world because of their richness and variety. I am here to support storytelling for all people in safe spaces where we all contribute and succeed.