Who the heck are you?

I’m a person.

I’m not brown, black or white. I’m not Indian, Middle-Eastern, British or American. I’m not Hindu, Muslim or Christian. I’m not Democrat or Republican. I’m not heterosexual or homosexual. I’m not man or woman.

I’m just a person that’s part of the human race who lives on a tiny planet called Earth.

Give me the snooty version

What's all the Ruckus about?


We are all systematically indoctrinated from birth. By the time we develop critical thinking skills, it’s too darn late. We’re fully entrenched in our deep-seated values, beliefs, judgments, stereotypes and prejudices - endearingly referred to as wisdom, or our maker’s way.

We then spend the rest of our lives fervently pushing our ideology onto others, and ourselves! We consider it our duty to tell others how they should live their lives. And therein lies the secret to the root of mankind’s pain, suffering and unhappiness – “wisdom” that’s been accepted without question.

We conform to this wisdom because of our innate desire to be accepted and validated by society, even if it’s unjust or makes us unhappy. On the other hand, we want to explore our individuality; we wrestle with wanting to cut the strings from living the puppet life.

To break free, we must unlearn what we have learned. And have the audacity to redefine our social constructs. Then comes arguably the most painful part – act and live on our newly defined terms. That takes balls. Like really big, gargantuan balls. How big are yours?

About Twizted Myrtle - Boring version

Shit that others say about me

Asha was born in India, raised in Oman, and lived in London before settling in the U.S. Her multi-continent, multi-cultural, global experience was a clear predecessor that fed her insatiable curiosity – and the inspiration for her defining Twizted voice.

As a rare breed, she's truly mastered the art of metamorphosis in body, mind and soul. In her first adult incarnation she graduated Magna Cum Laude from ASU and pursued a vibrant career in the hospitality industry. Then, she grew new wings. Ever intrepid and intrigued by the unknown, she launched and helped grow a thriving e-Commerce technology company with her brother, proving herself as an entrepreneur and demonstrating both the skills and resolve required of a woman intent on succeeding in a male-dominated industry.

In 2014, she boldly stepped into uncharted territories again, starting a new venture, Twizted Myrtle, in pursuit of her undeniable thirst to confront and create consequential social change. Few understood why she would leave behind a burgeoning e-Commerce business that served marquee clients like Amazon, Samsonite, Viacom, Pokémon, Red Bull, Taylor Swift and other household names – all during the pinnacle of a successful career.

The impetus for leaving the traditional business world for a less conventional path was intensely personal; a deafening voice and inimitable force inside her told Asha that she needed to contribute to the world in a very personal and life-changing way. Asha found herself in the throes of depression and new depths of loneliness. She was acutely aware her “success” was empty. Like many do, she had lost her soul in the daily grind of chasing unhappiness.

Ironically, during this time, her depression revealed spiritual clarity; it connected her to the struggles of others who face the same suffocating walls of relenting darkness. Photography became a sacred respite that unleashed a strident voice; like a caged tiger set free, she could never again return to the confined existence dictated by society.

Twizted Myrtle became the multi-pronged platform to confront social issues that we’ve been plagued with for centuries. To break free from these vicious circles, she challenges what we accept, without question, as “wisdom,” and our conventional way of thinking through artistic means – provocative writings, thought-jarring podcasts and captivating photography.

Bringing a refreshing curiosity with the unique empathy of a true global citizen, she speaks with an open mind and unfiltered honesty on a host of issues where most would fear to tread. Her work compels us to see and think differently to help unlock our mindsets from self-imposed limitations. In doing so, she seeks to help people break free from the invisible chains that enslave us as oblivious prisoners.


Story behind the name

Twisted Myrtle is a graceful and captivating tree. It’s simple and yet complicated, similar to life. It’s grounded, and yet, branches out in twists and turns as it experiences life and discovers itself. It’s aromatic when bruised which signifies how we can bloom in the face of adversity. Twisted Myrtle has glossy, bright to dark green leaves with pointed tips; it’s cleverly reflective of both our good and dark sides, each having daggers of their own.

I traded the s for z in Twisted because it’s symbolic of being non-conformist. And because each tree is unique, just as each of us are. Twisted Myrtle mirrors the odyssey of life perfectly. And its zen-like qualities that evoke sentiments of peace and freedom are ultimately the perfect name for this journey of awakening.

“He who asks a question is a fool for a minute;
he who does not remains a fool forever”

Pot, of course. We’re here to shake and stir our long-established ways of thinking through artistic mediums – writings, podcasts and photography. We’re here to unearth and talk about everything under the sun. We challenge and dare to redefine concepts like marriage, whore, tradition, honor, failure, gentleman and more. There will be no sacred cows.

You might get sad. You might get angry. Or you might be inspired. What you do with these emotions and new perspectives is up to you. You can use it to grow or get mad at me. But what good will that do?

  • You intimidate me. Ummm … And that’s my problem how?
  • You emasculate me. Would you like to borrow my balls?
  • I live vicariously through you. Why? Are you dead?
  • Self limiting beliefs
  • Circular arguments. That's like watching NASCAR!
  • Dishonesty. Including the Bill Clinton version of honesty
  • Men’s sexual agenda is a biology thing
  • Shriveled balls

But it’s in my biology. I can’t help myself!
Try getting your knickers in a twist over things that really matter like rape, bullying, discrimination, animal cruelty, climate change and master manipulators that mindfuck you everyday without your knowledge or consent. Get offended about that, not the dreaded F word.

That makes two of us. And that’s cool. We don’t have to agree. As long as we can talk openly and learn from each other, all is good. Why hate?

To understand why we can’t live and let live

My parents, education, divorce and depression - in that order. And if you want to know why, hang around.

Why do we keep fighting over religion? Why can’t we each believe in our own vision of invisible and call it a day? What does it matter if your religion is “right?” And if you’ve figured it out, then keep the secret to yourself silly. Do you really want to retire in an overcrowded sweaty ass heaven? For God’s sake!

Just one teeny-weeny French fry short of a happy meal. So close!

Who throws a big party before willingly committing to life in prison? Having said that, I am proud and supportive that gay marriage is finally legalized in the United States. I think every person has the equal right to be miserable.

That’s all folks!

Fear. That sucker can paralyze the crap out of you!

"You complete me." WTF!

Shit or get off the pot

Hell. Every day of the week and twice on Sunday baby!

Darth Vader (Duh), Yoda, Gandhi, Obama, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Ironman, Ali G, Erin Brockovich, George Clooney, Loki and Thor. Promises to be an evening of ridiculous fun and mind-numbingly intellectually stimulating.

Validation by Society

Modern Luxury Scottsdale
Arizona Foothills Magazine
SanTan Sun News
Uptown Magazine
Phoenix Business Journal
She Knows Magazine
Heaven Art Gallery

Warning - Contents known to be blessed by the devil. May cause discomfort. Overdose will result in head explosion.
If symptoms occur, there’s no turning back.