Nirmala Nataraj is a New York–based writer, editor, book midwife, theater artist, and mythmaker. As someone who has woven in and out of a number of different realms—nonprofit communications, advertising, theatre, publishing, and community arts—Nataraj knows that liberation is possible through the stories we choose to tell. She is author of Earth + Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA and The Planets, and also a ghost writer and book development editor who stewards clients from planting the seeds for their stories to watching them flourish in the world.
Nataraj's zeal for storytelling and mythmaking, wedded with her former work as an activist and counselor, has led her to craft a variety of books about overcoming addiction and moving beyond self-help and into collective liberation. Her passions and areas of interest include subjects as varied as the cultural effects of technology, public art, sustainable architecture, sexuality, ecology, performance studies, and what it means to seed revolutionary acts of beauty in a world steeped in suffering and injustice.