Mirusha is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she double-majored in Ethnic Studies, Political Science, with Liberal Arts Honours at the University of Texas at Austin. She chose these academic pursuits in order to have a tangible and productive means of addressing systemic inequities. She complemented that study by working with groups in the United States, Brazil and Nicaragua, aiming to grapple with the complexities and dynamism of being a part yet apart of governmental systems. Through this work, she refined her approach to policy by prioritizing iteration, the communities she serves, and the importance of storytelling.
She is a freelance writer, currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of SPICYWTR Mag. She has written on inequities reproduced through algorithms, the Aziz Ansari allegations and the #MeToo movement, as well as xenophobic immigration policies. She also writes prose--a way to heal and to narrate.
She co-founded the social media movement “Unfair and Lovely”, which has been featured in publications like CNN, BBC, Huffington Post, and sociology textbooks. This movement aimed to address shadeism in communities of color, and reached a multitude of countries and people. The creation and implementation of this movement required apt communication skills, as social media was the primary forum of galvanizing the movement. Along with her other experience, this showcases her abilities in communicating with the public.
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