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.

One of My Own

rakhi photo by carrotmadman6

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

Daft Punk

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.

photo by losttrekker

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.