Ujjwala Maharjan Seed Awards recipient

Ujjwala Maharjan Profile


  • Indigenous rights
  • Gender equality
  • Sexual/queer expression
  • Other(s)


  • Literature
  • Music
  • Performance


  • Nepal
Ujjwala Maharjan is a poet and educator from Kathmandu, Nepal. She believes in arts education as a pathway to a more empathetic and inclusive society and explores trauma-informed practices and narrative approaches with artists and educators. Upon her return to Nepal after finishing her Master in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, she decided to slow down and hold poetry and storytelling workshops. Throughout the pandemic, she was inspired by her former students and colleagues to study and experiment with the art of rap and hip-hop. Ujjwala is one of the co-founders of Word Warriors, a poetry group leading the spoken word movement in Nepal.
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