About Saumya Arya Haas

Saumya Arya Haas is an ALB candidate in Religious Studies at Harvard University. She lives with some challenges due to a Traumatic Brain Injury. Prior to this life-altering injury, she engaged in Interfaith/Intergroup Dialogue and Social Justice work as Director of Headwaters/Delta Interfaith, advising organizations such as The New Orleans Healing Center and Hindu American Seva Communities; her work has taken her everywhere from West Africa to the White House. Saumya is a priestess of both Hinduism and Vodou.

The World Is at Stake: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Internet Activism, and Reverberations in the Hyperbolic Chamber

Saumya Arya Haas says outrage over the limited and problematic portrayal of women and minorities in literature is well deserved.

One of My Own

What do we do when someone we know—a friend, a brother, a family member—is found to be abusing someone else? Saumya Arya Haas, with great sadness, decided what she needed to do.

Three Strangers

On a day already surreal, Saumya Arya Hass has chance encounters with three guys, all strangers. Three men, three different connections.

Gender, Religion, Spirituality and Ethics: 4/20

How does your system of faith and ethics guide you in being a good man?

I Am A Racist. Deal With It.

Saumya Arya Haas admits to — and learns to own — her own prejudices.

Blind Rage: Not Every Man Is Evil

Once Saumya Arya Haas realized that men were not the enemy, she saw that they could be victims of abuse, too.