Sharada is interested in how different aspects of individual and collective identity form and collide. While her feminist fiction for young adults explores difficult themes including prejudice and repression, it is ultimately hopeful and uplifting. Sharada grew up in Australia and Canada, and now lives with her partner and son in London. She works on food and health advocacy for an international nutrition organisation. Her quirky debut poetry collection about fruits and vegetables, illustrated by JiaJia Hamner, was published in 2019. She feels strongly that young people need a wider variety of stories – stories that resonate with them, told by a wider variety of storytellers.