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Vulture Follow Friday

Arti Gollapudi (@artiparty) is a Brooklyn-based comedian who hosts the shows Yourself, Your Body at Union Hall and Boogie on the Brink at the Slipper Room. She has been featured in HuffPost, Brown Girl magazine, Forbes, and Brooklyn Vegan, and is set to release a book of poetry and narratives, called Boys I’ve Kissed & Hated, in September.

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Pride Month: 6 South Asian Creatives Share Their Coming Out Stories and It’s Worth a Read

They’ve questioned their sexuality, hid who they truly are, and were ostracized or seen as different for many years but not no more. Each of them bravely recounted their coming out story for the world to read, described what pride means to them in three words, and shared how they bring awareness to their community.

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27-Year-Old Arti Gollapudi Isn't Afraid To Turn Trauma Into Comedy

The 27-year-old Gollapudi is not afraid to cover hard topics in her comedy. Her jokes are often based on her own sexual assault and leaving an abusive relationship.

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