Hariprasad Kowtha has dedicated his life to performance as a vector of identity and resistance. He sang bhajans with the South Asian community in Phoenix, Arizona, practiced Carnatic vocals and performed Bharathanatyam. Hariprasad currently teaches yoga, meditation and movement at the Ahimsa House and at a Project Home facility in North Philadelphia with Sheltered Yoga. He also designs curriculum for Philadelphia Theater of the Oppressed and co-facilitated T.O. Philly’s “Unpacking Race” workshop. Hariprasad is part of the Philadelphia South Asian Collective and is editing a literary and arts zine of South Asian authors and artists. He recently co-organized the Mustard Seed Film Festival, the first and only South Asian film festival in Philadelphia.