Sangeeta grew up in a traditional family in India, spending her early years in a Mumbai slum. As a young child, she saw her mother being abused violently daily by her alcoholic father. This led her to battle all her life to have different choices as a woman & to become a staunch feminist.
She set up Soul Sutras & Masala Podcast so South Asian womxn could have open discussions around taboo topics, thus removing the shame and trauma often attached to them. And helping everyone heal together.
Sangeeta feels she couldn’t help her mother. But she can help other South Asian women with her work.
Sangeeta Pillai’s network is also behind the Masala Monologues series of writing workshops & theatre shows in the UK & the US.