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Deepa Paul



Born to Filipino and Indian parents in Manila, Deepa Paul grew up in the Philippines and currently resides in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Her journalistic writing has appeared in Seventeen Magazine Philippines, The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Singapore Women’s Weekly, while her personal essays have been published in CheexGal-Dem, the Sky Island Journal, Expanded Field and Rappler. She is among the inaugural cohort of Craft Year, a writing mentorship program run by Meg Pillow, editor of Roxane Gay’s The Audacity. 

In addition, she has worked as a copywriter for GMA-7, the Philippines’ largest TV network, and global brands such as NBC Universal, The Disney Channel, HBO and Netflix.

She has read her work at Schmutz Cinema and Body Electric Presents, venues for arthouse erotic films and live performances in Amsterdam. She has been a sex and intimacy panelist at Come Alive, a large-scale exhibition on the power of pleasure; speaker at the 10th anniversary of De Meerminners, the Netherlands’ longest-running polyamory community; and speaker at the Amsterdam edition of Creative Mornings, a series of breakfast talks for the creatives held in 215 cities around the world. 

Find her on Instagram as @storiesbydeepa, or via her bi-weekly Substack newsletter, Letters by Deepa.

Agent: Jo Unwin

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