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Dear Brown Girls Who Were Bullied: Here are Five Things to Know

by Rupali Grover - Follow @browngirlmag Dear Brown Girls Who Were Bullied, Just like mental health and domestic violence are too taboo to talk about in South Asian cultures, being bullied can be a difficult topic to bring up for brown girls—especially those who are trying to figure out their identities while living...

#TherapyTalk: Choosing the Right Therapist for You

by Rupali Grover - Follow @browngirlmag Have you ever wondered why one person says that therapy saved their life, whereas another person says that therapy doesn't work? The quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client determines how successful therapy will be. If you work with the right therapist, positive...

Why I Refuse To Believe In The “White-People-Are-Sex-Crazed” Stereotype Among South Asians

by Rupali G - Follow @browngirlmag I am hesitant to tell people about my experiences growing up in Alabama during the 1990’s, which is known as the Bible Belt.  An Indian man once said that he found it hard to believe that my white teenage classmates were conservative and religious about...

5 Ways Desi Girls Can Heal From Sexual Assault

by Rupali G - Follow @browngirlmag “I have never heard of these things happen in Indian culture. Do you think maybe these girls are lying”?, stated a male acquaintance from India years ago. I am thinking, “Just because you don’t hear people talking about it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t...

Finding the Right Therapist: Should you Seek Counseling From a Desi?

by Rupali G - Follow @Browngirlmag As a sexual assault counselor of Indian origin, a desi client walked in saying, "You know, I almost canceled on you. Once I heard your name on my voicemail, I knew you were Indian." I validated my client’s concerns.  But, I explained to her that...