Photographer: Sharifa Khan

Elizabeth Jaikaran is a New York based author and lawyer, with work published across a spectrum of print and digital media. She began writing at the age of eight and, since then, has published fiction, non-fiction, legal commentary, poetry, and comedy. She is the child of Guyanese immigrants, born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens.

Her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Playboy, The Higgs Weldon, Brown Girl Magazine, Drunk Magazine, SILENT Magazine, Literally, Darling Magazine, The Muslim ObserverBruk Out Media, PREE Lit, Human/Kind Journal, The Jurist, and the New York Law Journal.

In the coming years, she hopes to focus her energies with precision and purpose on the things she is most passionate about, including the pursuit of healing through writing.

Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories (Shanti Arts Publishing 2017) is her first book.