Aparna Mulberry is a resident of Kerala. The 31 year old was born to a Chilean mother and an American father who met in India. She grew up in Kerala learning Malayalam. She now showcases her love for the language through her Instagram handle @invertedcoconut, through which she has captured the hearts of Malayalis in Kerala and abroad.
When she was three, her parents came to Kollam and sought solace in the Amritapuri Ashram. Till date, Aparna’s mother continues to reside there, along with her daughter-in-law’s mother and is visited by Aparna regularly.
Though, initially she was in Vivekananda Public School, which was not an English medium school, she soon shifted to Amrita Vidyalayam, where she did her primary and higher secondary schooling.
When not in Kerala, Aparna lives with her Lesbian partner Amrita Sri, who is a cardiologist there. Aparna is into digital marketing and teaching English to students in China. “Amrita Sri is from Spain; I met her during one of the service activities of Amma (Amritanandamayi),” she says.
Interestingly, both of them have similar stories. “Amma gave her the name as well but her name before this one is also Indian—Deva. Her brothers also have Indian names—Krishna and Ananda. Like my parents, even her parents were into service and spirituality-oriented activities.
Her father is into transcendental meditation,” Aparna says.