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‘When Did I Become Your Punching Bag?’: The Unspoken Truth of Domestic Violence

*Trigger warning: domestic violence by Momotaz Rahman - Follow @browngirlmag Have you ever hoped for silence? Have you waited for minutes, hours and days for the absence of words, conversation and noise? I find myself here more than I should. Sitting at my bedside questioning my life and sanity, wondering...

Texas Strong and Proud: What I Realized Living Through Hurricane Harvey

by Momotaz Rahman - Follow @browngirlmag We live on this earth and our planet likes to remind us that it is alive. It shakes, it sweats and dances to make sure we acknowledge its presence. Every day things happen that throw off our plans. Weddings get rained on, events get...

Dear My Main Man: A Daughter’s Letter of Love to Her Father

by Momotaz Rahman - Follow @browngirlmag Dear My Main Man, I write to you because out of every helping hand I have received in this world, yours is the one with the most impact. You receive the least amount of credit and praise for the things you do. You’ve always...

Dear Everyone: My Culture is Not a Costume For You

by Momotaz Rahman - Follow @browngirlmag After publishing a piece on Brown Girl Magazine, I was attacked for my blonde hair. The assumptions of my own South Asian sisters accusing me of trying to be white because to them I didn’t look “brown” enough. Within the negativity, there were many...

The Struggle of Deciding Between Being Bengali or American

by Momotaz Rahman - Follow @browngirlmag As a big fan of Jhumpa Lahiri, the quote that struck me the most was; “It didn't matter that I wore clothes from Sears; I was still different. I looked different. My name was different. I wanted to pull away from the things that...