Rashna Wadia identifies as a Parsi poet and empath who seeks to connect deeply with the planet. She explores othering and what it means to belong. Her poems have appeared in Terrain.org, Rust & Moth, Catamaran, Salt Hill Journal, and elsewhere. She has received support for her work from VONA/Voices, Open Mouth, and Kenyon Review. You can find her savoring a cup of green tea or daydreaming in the company of redwoods. She resides in northern California with her husband and two cats and works as the associate poetry editor at Chestnut Review.