Padmini Parthasarathy is a Bay Area-based journalist and educator. Her audio and print work has appeared in Bitch Magazine, Jezebel, Next City, Zora Magazine, Outside Magazine, The Times of India, Huffington Post, Lenny Letter,, KALX radio, iPondr and Richmond Confidential, among other publications. Find selected work here.

All Stories by Padmini Parthasarathy

January 1, 2023

Free sports equipment helps low-income kids get in the game

A Maryland physical education teacher was struggling with a bare-bones equipment budget, and a college equipment manager based in New York saw extra gear collecting dust. Problem, meet solution.

January 3, 2022

Learning when to choose authenticity

There’s a common narrative out there about “coming out”: that it’s a singular event and the truth shall set you free. But isn’t it more complex? How do we learn to discern when we choose to be open and when we hold information back? Grace Huang Ditsworth, as they’d describe themselves, is someone who is constantly coming out.