Shainal Verma is a 25-year-old Ph.D. scholar at IIT, Delhi. Having pursued a B. A (Hons) in Journalism from Delhi University and Masters in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, she felt it was time for her to pursue what she has been most passionate about- voicing the lived narratives of Dalit women. Her research interests include re-theorizing Dalit feminism, intersectionality, popular culture, and casteism in educational institutions. Her favourite hobbies include writing poetry, art and craft, baking and dancing on Britney spears on odd days.