The Sex Book
Leeza Mangaldas with Gayatri Gill
Leeza Mangaldas is the author of The Sex Book (published by HarperCollins) and India’s foremost sex education content creator. She established her now immensely popular sex-ed platforms on YouTube and Instagram in 2017 hoping to help normalize conversations around sexuality, sexual health, gender and the body. Her videos now reach millions of people in India and around the world, daily. She also hosts ‘The Sex Podcast’, a Spotify exclusive, in Hindi. She is a UN Women Ally, as well as the recipient of The Pleasure Project Fellowship.
She has won several awards for her work, including Sexual Health Influencer of the Year 2021–22 at the Cosmopolitan India Blogger Awards, and has featured on GQ’s list of Most Influential Young Indians in 2021 and 2022.
Leeza studied English literature and visual art at Columbia University with a focus on gender and sexuality. She lives in Goa with her dog, Mouse. The Sex Book is her first book.
Author, Co- Producer and Chief Content Head of One Life Studios, Gayatri has over fifteen years of writing experience across television, digital, animation and documentary formats. Her debut collection of short fiction, ‘The Day before Today’ published in 2020 was well received by readers and critics alike, and she is now in the process of completing her second book. Her documentary film #SHOUT as Creative Producer is set to premier early next year and her next feature film, a horror slasher, has just gone on the floors. Mother to two children, two dogs and the occasional reptilian visitor, Gayatri loves exploring characters at the brink of sanity and it’s living these million lives in fictional tales that helps keep her own unruly mind mildly reigned in!