Abhishek Anicca is a writer, poet, and spoken word performer. He identifies as a person with disability and chronic illness. Abhishek did his graduation from Delhi University and Masters from TISS, Mumbai and an MPhil degree in Women and Gender Studies from Ambedkar University. He is a researcher who works on disability and gender, especially on the relationship between disability, masculinity and sexuality.
Abhishek is the founder of Dislang, an online magazine that publishes narratives by disabled and chronically ill people. He has written columns and other non fiction pieces, for different publications over the years. His work has appeared in The Times of India, Outlook, India Spend, Unbias the News, The Quint, DNA India, Devex, Mad in Asia Pacific, Kitaab, The Third Eye, DailyO, Money Control, Agents of Ishq, News9live, Tarshi among others.
His Poetry in English and Hindi has appeared in Nether Quarterly, The Alipore Post, Gulmohur Quaterly, The Sunflower Collective, Prabhat Khabar, Posham Pa, Samalochan, Apni Maati, Jankipul, India Cultural Forum, Women's Web among others. He has performed in Spiel Art Theatre Festival, Reframe Festival, LSD India, Nipman Awards among others.
His first book in English, a memoir of living with disability and chronic illness, The Grammar of my Body, published by Penguin Random House India releases in late 2023.