Mavra Bari is a sociologist, journalist and writer with a special focus on human rights, gender, and inter-sectionality, sustainable urbanism and resource equity, climate change and innovation particularly in the Global South. She is also a social innovation and communications specialist. She has worked on several diverse projects that empower communities economically, politically and socially. Mavra writes academically, journalistically and creatively exploring themes of social justice, existential crisis, right to space and identity as well as mental health. Academically she has contributed to journals for University of Amsterdam. Journalistically she writes for ‘Deutsche Welle’, ‘Express Tribune’, ‘The News’, ‘Phaser Magazine’ to name a few. Words and stories are Mavra’s passion, she has been writing stories and poetry since she learned how to write. She is currently working on two new poetry collections, “Any Place But Here” and “Wishbone and Other Broken Bones” and moonlights as a stand up comedian feminist comedy troupe Auratnaak. Mavra self-publishes her poetry on social media and is part of several poetry collectives internationally. Her poetry has been published in the ‘Aleph Review’ (Pakistan), ‘Colouring Covid’ (Canada), ‘Sarajevo Times’ (Bosnia). Some of her collections are forthcoming.