Sneha Lees writes on Boon Wurrung land. Her writing has been featured in The Guardian, ABC Everyday, SBS Voices, South Asian Today and The Big Issue among other publications. Her book, Good Indian Daughter was published by Affirm Press in May 2021, under the pseudonym Ruhi Lee.

In 2019, she was a recipient of the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund and her manuscript was shortlisted for the Penguin Random House Write it Fellowship. In the same year, she became an alumni of the ACT Writers Centre’s National HARD COPY program where she was selected for the final round of participants who were able to meet with and receive feedback from some of Australia’s foremost literary agents and publishers. In 2020, she was commissioned to write for Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Shelter program.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) and Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management) from Monash University. She is currently working on a screenplay and studying Creative Business (Screen Production) at The Compton School, University of Canberra. She is also studying Acting at The National Theatre, Melbourne.

Though she only recently turned thirty, she has been informed by her toddler that she is a “tiny and old circle,” which is perhaps the most accurate summary of her existence.

Image taken on Boon Wurrung country by Merissa Wakefield