This is How Rabia Nasimi Escaped the Taliban Regime to Pursue her Studies at Cambridge University

Rabia Nasimi’s journey from Afghanistan in the back of a lorry to Cambridge University gives many women the hope of integrating successfully into British society.

‘Unsung Echoes’ Answers the Question: What Does it Mean to be a Woman?

The posts are simple – a paragraph or two (or more) of text along with a picture, all provided by the interviewee, answering the same question – “what does it mean to be a woman?”

Poem: ‘Sincerely, #MeToo’

No matter where I am
be it New York or in New Delhi
Whenever I am out/alone
I get that horrid feeling in my belly

Malala Yousafzai Trolled for Wearing Skinny Jeans and Western-Style Clothing—Highlights Society’s Ignorance

To comment on Malala Yousafzai’s choice of clothes undermines everything that she has fought for – it highlights a very real disease in our society.

Poem: ‘My Body’

i’ve spent these days rebuilding my body
after ripping it apart with the words
of careless aunties and paper cuts from teen vogue

Learning About Female Power at Ohio’s Women’s Leadership Summit

Twenty-four women were gathered to speak in the span of six hours, and while I knew we wouldn’t get to hear the entirety of their stories, the small nuggets of wisdom some of these women left behind invigorated me to be resilient and proactive for women’s rights.

#MeToo: Workplace Harassment Isn’t Just a Hollywood Thing

When your immediate financial security or long-term career prospects are contingent on maintaining pleasantries with your sexual harasser, as is the case for so many young women, your options for recourse are starkly narrowed.

Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Simran’ Dazzles in Concept, Falters in Execution

by Saloni Gajjar – Follow @browngirlmag  “Simran” is a brave idea for a movie. I…

‘A Death in The Gunj:’ Konkana Sensharma’s Dynamic Directorial Debut

Reknowned actor Konkana Sensharma’s debut directorial, “A Death in the Gunj”, film explores societal created stereotypes on masculinity.

Sisters Separated By Caste – A Review of ‘The Color of Our Sky’ by Amita Trasi

Imagine not knowing you share the same blood as the low-caste girl your family adopted. The one that is a few years older but always dutifully providing you her company. Your mother admonishes your father for bringing this girl of a lesser societal status home, but for you, she’s practically a sister.

How Being a Woman is Sexy – And What That Really Means

Standing up for what you believe in and proving negativity wrong is incredibly powerful. Not only are we incredibly beautiful and have dangerously gorgeous curves, but we have a tremendous amount of capability to do so much more.

Feminism in Bollywood: Where are the Women Behind the Camera?

With one-dimensional portrayals of women, watered down messages of gender equality, and preachy speeches, the films failed to make an impact.

Why I’m Struggling to Accept My Body Hair, but I’m Still Trying

I’m not like other girls. And when I say this, I don’t mean it in a condescending way…

The Stay at Home Mum: Is it Really a Choice?

I started working from home three months after giving birth but was faced a lot of criticism, questions, and comments from stay-at-home mothers.

Wonder Woman: An Ode to Mothers

Small and slight, stands just five feet tall
But the immense power and strength she packs inside
Could crumble an imposing mammoth wall

Malala, The UN’s Newest Messenger of Peace, Is Serious Goals

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest individual to ever be appointed as UN Messenger of Peace in a ceremony held in New York. Her primary focus has always been on education for girls and women’s rights.

I’m So ‘Exotic’?: An Open Letter to Priyanka Chopra

Dear Priyanka Chopra: You’re making it difficult for all of us exotic women of color out here to do our thing.

Help! The Pressure to Marry and Have Kids is Destroying Us

For whatever reason – biological, financial, psychological – some of us have not been lucky enough to turn our own dreams into a reality yet, if ever. Unfortunately, insensitive relatives and even friends often overlook our circumstances and fail to show compassion.

Is Beauty An Accomplishment? My Response to Priyanka Chopra Voted “Second Most Beautiful Woman in the World”

I know many people reading this will argue that she was chosen for being much more than a pretty face – a Goodwill Ambassador, breaking diversity barriers, and more.

But who are we kidding?

The Struggle of Deciding Between Being Bengali or American

In all reality almost everything about me was different, to my brown hair/eyes, my olive complexion, and my ability to speak a language my peers have never even heard of.