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The Loss of my Ancestral Tongue: Why I Regret Not Learning Punjabi

My Punjabi upbringing was filled with the smell of cumin and fried onions, the rough textures of the ornate embroidery and sequins on my mother's salwar, a permanently stained turmeric spoon which is all too common in Desi houses. Amidst all this, however, I can’t help but ask myself: Can I really call myself Punjabi when I can barely speak the language?
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Dating as a Brown Girl: 6 Things I Wish I Knew Before

I was a teenage brown girl growing up in a Western world where dating is hailed as an essential part of that well-rounded teen experience. So, of course, there were small transgressions.
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Founder of the Just Drive App Neha Husein on Being a College Entrepreneur

21-year-old entrepreneur Neha Husein from Dallas Texas created an app called Just Drive this year. Here, she talks about creating Just Drive, being a college entrepreneur, and the importance of representation.
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Fight Like a Girl: Understanding the Spiritual Significance of Navratri

It can be difficult to maintain traditions in the absence of a family unit. However, being far from home presents you with an opportunity to actively learn and understand the significance of Navratri. When you make an active choice to pay attention to tradition and culture, it solidifies your commitment to it.
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My Bharatanatyam Arangetram: My Coming of age, but for Dance

July 22, 2017: A day that celebrated years of my passion for dance. A reflection of the hard work, tears, laughs, sweat, and dedication I have had towards Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form, all portrayed in one day.
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The Art of Loss, Healing, and the Bangladeshi-American Identity

A few years before my father’s death he was involved in the initial phases of creating a Bangladeshi Mural for the community with the team of OneHamtramck. However, the project had not progressed for many reasons, including the lack of an artist to paint it, until I decided to pick up this project as a memorial to him.

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