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Harvey Weinstein Allegations’ Unveil the Real ‘Magnitude of the Problem’

by BG Staff - Follow @browngirlmag With the recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault against film and TV producer, Harvey Weinstein, people are finally starting to speak out against abuse of power by men in Hollywood and beyond and the mistreatment of women, especially in the workplace. Weinstein has been fired from his...

Closed Doors: 5 Truths I Wish I Could Tell My Parents

by Vaidehi Gajjar - Follow @vgajjar95 No matter how open we claim to be with our parents, there’s just some door that automatically closes when it comes to our mental health and the struggles that come with it. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), in the United States alone, Asian...

MannMukti’s New Podcast “Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health”: In Honest Conversation with Salma Vir-Banks

by Vaidehi Gajjar - Follow @vgajjar95 For some reason, notions of mental health and mental illness have always been hushed by a hand-over-the-mouth or a finger-to-the-lips. Mental health, mental illness, mental anything has always been attempted to be scrubbed away, as one big stain on your fancy carpet in your fancy living room. MannMukti...

South Asian Dance Teams Bring Mental Health to the Stage

by Vaidehi Gajjar - Follow @vgajjar95 As a dancer myself, I have experienced just how liberating dance can be. I’ve also seen how it can be used to convey messages that sometimes may be difficult to otherwise address. I believe Ruth St. Denis, an American modern dance pioneer, put it best...

It’s No Secret: Social Anxiety in South Asian University Communities is Real

by Vaidehi Gajjar - Follow @vgajjar95 I’ve often heard you make some of your best friends in college. These are the friends that will be at your wedding as your bridesmaids, the ones whose kids will become your kids’ best friends, etc. But when you have social anxiety, it’s very hard...

What To Do When Your Period Feels Like an Exclamation Point

by Vaidehi Gajjar - Follow @vgajjar95 Girls, remember cocking your head at your mother when she said, “No beta, you can’t do puja today, you’re on your period." Remember the look she gave you when you started wondering about tampons versus pads? Or how about the times you yelled and screamed,...

Dear Diary, I Chose Suicide But I Didn’t Choose Death

by Vaidehi Gajjar - Follow @vgajjar95 Dear Diary, I’ve often heard that suicide is a choice. Even after I was gone, I heard people constantly say that. And if you must know, yes it was a choice. I chose how to die. But I never felt that I actually chose or wanted...

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