Tenzin Choezin

Tenzin Choezin was born and brought up in Dharamshala, a small town in northern India. She went to the Tibetan Children’s Village School in upper Dharamshala, and later completed her further studies in English Literature from Madras Christian College in Chennai and Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

She had previously worked for the Dharamshala-based Central Tibetan Women’s Association as its Project Officer, through which she received training in capacity building, gender issues and lifeskills that fueled her interest in training other people from the exile community.

Currently Choezin is the Head Consultant for Tibetan Career Center, a unit of Youth Empowerment Support of the exile Tibetan administration.

Whenever she gets free time, Choezin likes to write poetry and short stories inspired by and based on her lived experience. “When I write,” she says, “I feel unstoppable.”

Tenzin Choezin on TibetWrites

Poetry [6]

  • Untitled The little one / walks through the cable, / black and stretched, 18 August 2020
  • Untitled Rubbing against stones and the cracks, / I stumbled inside a black hole, / The darkness aside, 18 August 2020
  • Dremo Pass not through the crooked path, / for it has the fangs awaiting you, / The blood shall suffice 18 August 2020
  • Untitled All that has been embedded / in the deep ruins / of an abandoned root / is now watered with the vows 5 June 2020
  • Wonder if I – Wonder if I flew above the malice, / and into your heart, / brushing through the hymns, 5 June 2020
  • Untitled Why do you do that? / disfigured polka dots / on the back of my dress / ironed just yesterday 5 June 2020


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