I do the work I do because I believe in the right of people to tell their own stories, to be represented fairly and I believe in the public’s right to know.
So I do a lot of different things. I am a journalist who not only wants to write about things that matter but wants to show others that there can be diversity across all beats and mediums of reporting.
I am also an editor helping people craft stories about themselves and a sensitivity reader helping people be ethical and accurate about their portrayal of others.
I am a mentor and speaker, advocating for people’s rights in media and publishing.
And I write books because I want to see more stories in English language literature about people like me and the variety of people I grew up with.
Despite COVID-19, I’m still working. Do get in touch.
— Marisa Wikramanayake