KRVIA Encounters

Aastha D.

Proseterity: Prose for Posterity

A literary magazine was born in the turmoils of a global pandemic to publish prose with a purpose—hope. Hope that is anchored in radical empathy, critical thought, and intersectionality. Hope that fuels tomorrow. Proseterity thrives on challenging the status quo, one (problematic) norm at a time, and speaks of alternative imagined futures. We look for voices of dissent; stories that use the personal “I” to speak to the collective “we”, provoke discussions, transgress normative boundaries, experiment with form and format.

Proseterity has a Manifesto and an Editorial Board (spread across the world geographically and socio-racially), that serve as an ethical and visionary compass. We encourage pieces that are unafraid to pose new ‘what if…?’s, speak uncomfortable truths, subvert different forms of power, extend words of solace and solidarity, and prompt new definitions of our social ecosystem. We believe in the power of the written word in shaping futures, minds and lives. Proseterity is a space for one who writes with fire, urgency, truth and passion.
Aastha D. (she/they) is an independent scholar, curator, designer and educator. She has a background in architecture, with a masters from Columbia University, New York. Aastha works at the intersections of design, culture, and feminist theory. Currently, she works between institutes in New York and Mumbai; contributes to publications of design and culture; teaches critical thinking and creative writing; conducts research; and curates events and publications; and is the Founding Editor at Proseterity, a quarterly literary magazine.