Sumitra Mattai

Sumitra Mattai is a New York City-based writer, textile designer and mother of two. She holds a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School.

Her essays on family, food and culture have been published widely. When she's not untangling or crafting yarns, she's stress-baking, dance partying, and trying to remember to drink water. For more information, please visit her website,, check out her Instagram @sumitramattai, or subscribe to her newsletter, "Clothbound," highlighting textiles in art, design and everyday life.

I scream, you scream

Screw It, Eat Ice Cream Every Day

BySumitra Mattai

I highly recommend it.

Just works

My Village Is Full Of Young, Childless Women & I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way

BySumitra Mattai

There’s no internal comparison, no anxiety about whether I’m doing this right.

cheese and crackers!

My Family Made Up Its Own Perfect Curse Word

BySumitra Mattai

Sometimes, you’ve just got to let loose.