Consulting & Services
Books & Essays
Pictured: Dr. Anu talks about her book, “Beyond Guilt Trips,” at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle
As an author, I write to engage and inspire curiosity. I weave critical social analysis with accessible storytelling. What's your story? How might it connect with mine?
Through engaging personal travel stories and thought-provoking questions about the ethics and politics of our travel, "Beyond Guilt Trips" shows readers ways to grapple with their discomfort and navigate differences through accountability and connection.
"Beyond Guilt Trips" was named one of Fodor’s Travel “Best Spring Books of 2019,” and selected as a Finalist for 3 Book Awards: Wishing Shelf, Foreward Indies, and Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The book is illustrated by Ronald "Otts" Bolisay (pictured with Dr. Anu at our fabulous book launch party).
Showcasing a simple yet high-impact assignment that Dr. Anu created whereby her students wrote letters during their study abroad program in India, this collaborative book project helps travelers reflect on how moving from one culture to another sparks questions about identity, society, and the meaning of travel itself.
If you are looking for a simple way to approach complex ideas, this book offers a fun and effective method of artistically engaging with the world and understanding big ideas.
Other noteworthy published works
“Traveling While Brown: Journeys in Privilege, Guilt, and Connection,” Yes! Magazine (June 2019)
“Out and About as a Global Citizen,” AWAY: Experiments in Travel & Telling (Winter 2016)
“The Power of Stories: Globalization in India and the TIPS Curriculum,” Education About Asia (Spring 2015)
“Tender Coconut Seller in Bangalore: A Story of Development and Growth,” Seattle Times Newspapers in Education Program, Global Studies Outreach Centers, and Jackson School of International Studies (May 2014)
A collaborative magazine project, The Q-SAR explores the connections between LGBTQ movements, identities and politics in the United States and Mexico. If you're interested in The Q-SAR, do contact me and I'd be happy to send you a copy.