Niti Majethia is a 21 year old award winning writer and spoken word performer.
She published her first book called Eunoiawhen she was 16. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
She has worked as an editor for two magazines, written for various media platforms, been a recipient of several awards and performed her work around the globe — from Australia to the United Nations. Read on for details.
Majethia was born and bred in Mumbai, India. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in writing and rhetoric at her dream university — The University of Texas at Austin. UT’s Moody College of Communication is known to have produced various Pulitzer Prize winning artists.
She also works as a copy editor for Spark Magazine.Besides editing, she assists contributors with writing and helps with creative direction/visualization of photoshoots. She is also one of the editors in charge of putting up the pieces on their website in a timely manner. (sparkmagazinetx.com/)
Early life and beginning of career
Majethia discovered her passion for writing when she was very young. After winning various writing competitions in India; she won three back to back writing awards from Kidspirit Online. She also worked there as an editor for two years.
In 2013, she was invited to speak about her life and represent India at a festival in Byron Bay, Australia, alongside various activists, scientists and authors. She then published Eunoia (which means 'beautiful thinking').
In 2014, she began writing for various platforms of media and also pursuing her passion for spoken word — attending festivals and doing gigs.
Today, she has been published in many different types of media in print and online. She has also performed spoken word for numerous shows across America.
Deeply passionate about food, animals, creative direction, humor and imagination — she spends much of her time traveling, meeting people, public speaking and using her voice for various social causes. (In 2019, she was invited to the United Nations to speak at an international women’s day event. Pictures here.)
With her work, she aims to be vocal about issues like mental health, gender equality and education against discrimination. She also plans to continue creating innovative content in media — from magazines to television and film.
When she isn't studying, working or traveling, Majethia can be found doting over her parents, eating, modeling, binge watching tv shows or cheering for the Texas Longhorns.
“I have never understood why some people are lucky enough to be born with the chances that I had, to have this path in life...while across the world, there is a woman just like me; with the same talents and the same desires, same work ethic and love for her family, who would most likely have a better career and write better speeches.
Only she sits in a refugee camp, and she has no voice.
She worries about what her children will eat, how to keep them safe, and if they’ll ever be allowed to return home.
I don’t understand why this is my life, and that is hers.
I don’t understand that, but I will do as my mother asked..
I will do the best I can with this life, to be of use.”
— Angelina Jolie
Majethia's devotion to Lord Shiva is the biggest guiding force in her life.
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Photographed by Vaishali Jayaraman at The University of Texas at Austin. (2018)