Manasi Arya

Manasi Arya’s art captures the South Asian experience in America. With prints and stickers that include brown skin, sarees, and all the food from Thumbs Up to Taco Bell, her work creates excitement through representation. In addition to running an Etsy store with nearly 1,000 sales since opening in 2018, she’s also a special ed teacher and graduate student with Teach For America.

In this episode, Manasi talks about turning her art into a business, intentionally branding as ArtWITHManasi instead of ArtBYManasi, and how she relates to the students she’s working with through her South Asian ancestry.

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