Angry Reader of the Week: Leena Pendharkar

"I tell stories, I ask questions, a lot of questions."

Hey, everybody! It's time to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Leena Pendharkar.

Who are you?

A writer, a director, a reader, a teacher, a mom and a friend.

What are you?

A human first, above everything, but also a woman and a storyteller.

Where are you?

In Los Angeles, sitting on my couch.

Where are you from?

Always a loaded question, but I grew up in North Carolina, and am the daughter of Indian immigrants. I've lived on the west coast for 18 years, so I am a Californian now too.

What do you do?

I tell stories, I ask questions, a lot of questions. Sometimes my questions lead me nowhere, but then they often force me to go deeper, and that's when I start writing something, and thinking about how it can be a story or a movie even.

What are you all about?

I am about defining one's existence the way one chooses, and living truthfully. And digging deeper, never stopping to ask questions.

What makes you angry?

So many things. I have have to work really hard at not being angry about everything. LOL. But human violence, and the harm that it does to people, especially children, really bothers me.

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