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The Parenting Challenges We Face Being First-Generation Canadians

First-generation Canadians and Americans face many struggles and today I'm talking about the specific challenges that come with parenting.

What I Learned from the Screening of Sahiyo Stories: Being Vulnerable and Learning How...

For years I’ve worked to uplift the voices of survivors of gender violence. I engage in this work because I understand that in doing so, we create dialogues that have the ability to shift cultural norms that encourage violence. Yet, sometimes, in sharing survivor stories publicly, backlash can emerge in the form of trying to dismiss or tear down a person’s experience. I share this story in hopes that it will lead to more advocacy initiatives that will prevent FGC from happening to future generations of girls.
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Former ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Marikh Mathias Spills on Life and Love as a Brown Girl

For one of the most binge-worthy and nuttiest TV shows in the world (this is perhaps arguable considering there is "Big Boss India" & "Vanderpump Rules"), race has been an ideology that...

A Q&A with the Dynamic Comedy Duo Pooja Reddy and Zubi Ahmed of ‘Kutti...

Created by triple threats Zubi Ahmed and Pooja Reddy, who are writers, filmmakers, and comedians, Kutti Gang is a comedy show with a stellar line up of all desi women for desi women and men. Today, we sit down with Zubi and Pooja to learn a little bit more about their journey to comedy.
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Hair me Now: Growing up Biracial and Challenging the Racial Binary

My mother always jokes that I’m vain. She’s right. I place huge importance on my appearance.

Kolkata Chai Company: The Immigrant’s Blueprint to Fearless Entrepreneurship

Chai lattes are a familiar staple in your favorite, local coffee shop. However, for generations of South Asian immigrants, chai is tied to a sense of community. For the Kolkata Chai Co-Founders, Ani and Ayan Sanyal, these memories are vivid and alive in every precise decision made towards the NY-based, Kolkata Chai Company. According to Ayan Sanyal, Kolkata Chai Co. is “an attempt to synthesize the tastes and feelings” of the Sanyal brothers’ fond memory of Kolkata masala chai.

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Lohri is the North Indian harvest festival that celebrates winter crops, the seasons success and new beginnings, in the celebration of new marriages and births. During this time seasonal foods are prepared. It’s hard to talk about Lohri without...
Nothing says "Boss Babe" like a sexy power suit. Check out these five ways to make your look the highlight of any event — night and day!
Popular fashion blogger and entrepreneur Masoom Minawala chats about style, content creation, and the coveted Instagram engagement in an exclusive one-on-one with Brown Girl.
Let’s talk about cocktails today, more specifically desi inspired cocktails. Holiday entertaining is the time to break out the fun and festive cocktail recipes. We’ve rounded up more than 10 desi-inspired cocktails for your New Year's Eve celebrations. From cardamom...
It’s a month after National Novel Writing Month and many writers are worn down. Of course, as writers, it is hard to take breaks from our work. One of the biggest pieces of advice we get is to never stop writing. That is how we get better. However, becoming a better writer is more than that.

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