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5 lessons I Learned From Surviving Trauma

by Anonymous - Follow @browngirlmag During December 2014, I was diagnosed with major depression. That month every year my doctor asks me if I’m ready to come off the medication. It’s the month...

Violated Hopes: My Struggle to Report on Female Genital Cutting in Pakistan

by Hina Javed - Follow @browngirlmag When sporting my journalistic hat, I tend to sniff out stories from unlikely sources, wherever they are hidden. I look out for news, dropping into places...

9 Mental Health Hacks: How to More Easily Afford Mental Health Support

by Sheena Vasani - Follow @SheenaVasani First, you have to deal with cultural stigmas and then you have to deal with finances. As a South Asian American, I know firsthand how difficult...

The Standards of Beauty: Deepika Padukone’s Disappointing Femina India Cover

by Vaidehi Gajjar - Follow @vgajjar95 America has Queen Bee, Beyoncé, and India has Queen D, Deepika Padukone. There’s no doubt in my mind that Deepika is the definition of perfection for so many women...
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KayRay’s Newest Punjabi Rap Battle Video Sends an Important Social Message

Kiran Rai, popularly known as KayRay, teamed up with Punjabi music app Jamifi to bring us the Punjabi Rap Battle, where the Bad Bibis Crew battles it out with the Woke Punjabans.
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A Night With Rupi Kaur: The First Time I Felt Seen in Literature

For the first time in my life, I felt like literature had been written for me. Here we had Rupi Kaur in the flesh addressing our religion and bullying on a stage in front of hundreds of college students eager to listen to her every word.

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by Liya Thachil - Follow @liyabobiya The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the contributor at Brown Girl Magazine but do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the publication.  So if you haven’t heard...
by Sarah Yusuf - Follow @SarahYWrites Valentine’s Day can either be the bane of your existence or a super romantic day with your boo. Regardless if you celebrate with your friends or your significant other, here are drinks for the occasion everyone...
by Harjas Singh by Sandeep Panesar - Follow @PanesarSandeep The most anticipated date-night of the year is FINALLY upon us: Valentine’s Day. Now, there may be some guys and girls who are STILL scurrying for last minute gifts, reservations (oops!),...
by Neha Shah Last minute gift shopping can be a stressful event. You never know what people really want, and if you’re anything like me, you don’t really have a set plan or list before you go shopping. Correct...


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