Raakhee Mirchandani Raakhee Mirchandani is a journalist, children’s book author, activist, and mom—not necessarily in that order.Previously a feature writer and columnist for the New York Post, a managing editor at the New York Daily News, and associate editor at the Boston Herald, Raakhee’s work has also appeared on the Today Show, Elle, Glamour, the Wall Street Journal, Redbook, and HuffPo, among others.The New Jersey-born daughter of immigrants, Raakhee is a proud supporter of many nonprofits, serving on the boards of the Hoboken Public Library, Stevens Cooperative School, and Drag Queen Story Hour NY.In 2020, Raakhee launched her podcast, “Brown Mom,” where she chats with friends and notables about being brown in America.When she isn't writing or reading, Raakhee is either organizing her bookshelves, running races to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer—or styling her very curly hair with new oils and potions. She lives in Hoboken, N.J., with her husband and daughter, the inspirations for My Diwali Light, Hair Twins, and Super Satya Saves the Day. Raakhee invites you to follow her on Twitter @Raakstar and on Instagram @RaakstarWrites. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.