Manahil Bandukwala is an artist, poet, and writer. She uses experiences and observations to produce art with a loose and carefree style. Her upbringing and culture greatly influences her poetry.

Her work (both visual and written) has appeared in a number of literary magazines across Canada. Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, she now resides in Ottawa, Canada. She is an undergraduate student in the department of English at Carleton University.

She is on the editorial team of In/Words Magazine & Press, a small press literary and arts magazine run out of Carleton University. She hosts the monthly reading series, promotes events and news on social media, designs covers and layouts, and carries out numerous other tasks for the magazine. She is also on the editorial board of Canthius