When Vasu was only nine months old, he was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of his legs. Since then, Vasu has not looked back; with the help of his family, friends and so many other resources and opportunities, he has gained the confidence needed to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor, and unwavering determination. Vasu witnessed extreme poverty growing up in India, and has been living most of his life with a “dis”ability. These experiences have allowed him to truly hone in on his ability to empathize with others. With the motto of “ninjasticking through the wood to bring intersectionality to the outdoors” Vasu continues to challenge the biases that go with being a person of color with a disability through his intersectional work.
Ski Style: Backcountry
Favourite Activity when not skiing: Trail running, road/gravel biking, getting out on the river in my packraft
Favourite Meal: Homemade Pani Puri by my mom.
Favourite Music when Skiing: Rage Against Machine - Self Titled Album 1992
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