What Authenticity Means to Me

It comes from within and without.

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I value authenticity, but I’ve never stopped to think about what it means.

I believe that honesty, integrity, vulnerability, humility, and lifelong learning help me live authentically and refine my character. Others will trust me if I give them a reason to do so. They take a chance, and it’s up to me to keep winning their trust. My…




I share and explore my identity as an Indian-American woman through family stories, spices and more, combing the “foreign” with the familiar, in pursuit of inspired delight.

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Punita shares her musings about midlife, her immigrant family, and life at the intersection of disability and diversity. She loves history, words, and culture.

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