Confronting Domestic Violence Within my Indo-Caribbean Family

Lisa Ramadhar remembers the first time she met her mother, but little did she know that on that landmark day it would lead to a truth bubbling below the surface of domestic violence, immigration and how to pair her parents, the abuser and the abused, with herself.

‘Be Brave! Be a Mother!’: Words of Wisdom When Traveling Abroad With Toddlers

When you’ve paid for your infant to sit on your lap on a flight for seven hours and there’s nowhere to hide, be brave. Be a mother!

A Father’s Perspective: ‘I Wanted a Son But We Had a Daughter’

Growing up as a person of Indian descent, it is ingrained in you that when it comes to having a child—a boy is better than having a girl.

What’s the Truth in Popular Pregnancy Myths?

Kamana discusses the realities of pregnancy by decoding popular pregnancy myths such as cravings, diet, fitness, and emotional challenges.

Mom on a Mission: Reframing the ‘Mom Guilt’ Conversation

Kamana, a new mom, talks about the infamous ‘mom guilt’ and how she has reframed her feelings by considering herself on a mission when she is away from her child.

The Reality of Motherhood: ‘I had to Search for the Fun Amongst the Tiredness and Vomit’

If I manage to eat a hot meal or be able to use the bathroom alone, it’s classed as a “good day”. No, I’m not locked up in Guantanamo Bay, I have two kids!

Give your Kids the Bright Future they Deserve With College Savings

We grew up in Edison, New Jersey, so naturally, we were exposed to our culture, Bollywood, dancing, and singing very early on. However, no matter how much interest we had in those extracurricular activities, we were continuously pushed to focus attaining a higher degree.

My Last Hours: A Journey From India to America – Part II

“Beeji everything you’ve given me, I’m taking with me. I’ll use everything you taught me when time comes…I’ll always try to do the right thing.”

A 600-Mile Family Trip to Wisconsin Turned Into an Amateur Photographer’s Dream

I was probably the last person to think Wisconsin would be my vacation substitute (sorry Wisconsin natives!). But boy, was I wrong.

How to Plan an Eid Party for Children

Since having children of my own, I have tried to maintain traditions so that they have fond memories and associations with their Pakistani-Muslim heritage.

6 Mumbai Street Foods You Need in Your Life

Here’s a list of six of my favorite Mumbai street foods for every Brown Girl!

55 Experts Reveal Their Best Indian Weddings Tips for South Asian Brides

These 55 Indian wedding tips are everything you need to plan the perfect nuptials.

Mehjabeen Hassan Takes Female Empowerment Forward One Outfit at a Time

Mehjabeen Hassan wants to break through South Asian norms and stereotypes in more than one way, and her clothing line is just the start.

Traveling with the Little Ones

Great tips for traveling with kids including packing, on route and staying arrangements.

Poem: ‘Dear Metastatic Cancer’

So meta-static
is a paradox of meaning
meta reflective
unchanging changes defective
leaving us wondering which treatments will be effective

Kavita Mehra Talks About Sakhi, A Vehicle That Drives Female Empowerment Forward

There is a personal connection to our work at Sakhi, and working for an organization focused on gender based violence is the reason I entered the non-profit sector.

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

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 stood back and let me shine or run in the rain knowing I always get caught up in a storm. You’re always stepping in when I call for you, knowing you can’t be more than a few feet away ready to comfort me in your arms as you have been doing for years. It’s time that light radiates on who you are and the love that you have shown me.

7 Must-Visit Beaches for Every Beach Bombshell!

The UCSB started my love affair with the beach so here’s a full list of locations everyone needs to visit in California!

Mom’s Homemade Butter Chicken: A Timeless Classic in the Kitchen

Since I am a butter chicken enthusiast, it only felt right that I shared my favorite recipe.

You’ll Want to Gobble Up this Guyanese-Style Goat Curry in Minutes!

Goat curry is one of the curry dishes reserved for special occasions in my family.