Hello, I’m Richa! I’m a writer and editor interested in gender, sex, tech, popular culture and illness. I’m also the author of Cyber Sexy, a book on rethinking pornography publishing by Penguin Random House India. You can read about it here.

My writing has been published in a bunch of places including VICE, Rolling Stone, Bitch, Buzzfeed, The Establishment, Yahoo! Originals, the Caravan, Open, GQ, Extra Crispy and Racked. You can find a portfolio here.

I’m also co-founder and managing editor of the digital imprint Deep Dives. We publish longform journalism and essays, and in 2017, we won a LAADLI Award for our series Sexing the Interwebs.

In my other life, I help create digital resources, like this website on sexuality and disability and a platform for women facing online abuse (stay tuned).  I’ve also worked on a bunch of research studies, like this one on women and online abuse, this one on improving corporate policies to end technology-related violence against women, and an upcoming one on women and nightlife.

But my main job is cats:


If you want to hire me to write or edit for you, or if you want to send me pictures of your cat, please email me at richa at richakaulpadte dot com