Dr. Mithu M. Sanyal was born in Düsseldorf in 1971 and is a cultural scientist, author,
journalist and critic. She has already been awarded the Dietrich Oppenberg Media Prize of the Stiftung Lesen three times for her radio plays and features, especially for WDR. Otherwise, she works for various broadcasters and newspapers, such as BR, SWR, Deutschlandfunk, Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, DIE ZEIT, SPIEGEL ONLINE, MISSY Magazin, SPEX, Konkret, Vice, etc. She has a regular column in the taz.
In 2009 her cultural history of the female genital Vulva was published by Wagenbach Verlag, new edition in 2017, in 2013 she wrote together with the #aufschrei women 'Ich bin kein Sexist, aber ...' Sexism Experienced, Explained and How We End It (Orlanda), in 2016 her debate story Rape. Aspects of a Crime in Edition Nautilus. For this she was awarded the prize "Humanities International". In 2021 her first novel Identitti was published by Hanser.