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Lilly Singh

An Open Letter to Lilly Singh

South Asian society can be rife with stereotypes, misunderstanding, and judgment of gender, sexuality, and the spectrums on which they exist. Lilly Singh, who gained fame through her Youtube comedy sketches playing fictional versions of her parents has since become a well-know film and television personality as well as an author. Singh is a major figure of representation for brown women and girls and now the LGBTQIAP community within.
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Enough is Enough: BGM Responds to Colorism & Blackface Problem in ‘Kala Shah Kala’

India and its numerous movie industries are consistent, problematic proponents of the colorism and the notion that dark is not beautiful, that someone who is dark cannot be attractive and easily find love.
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Seeking Justice in the Aftermath of the 1984 Sikh Massacre

November 1984 marked a historical and disturbing time period for many Sikhs living in the city of Delhi. Following the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 3,000 Sikh men, women and children were killed over the course of four days.

Shah Rukh Khan: Does the Superstar Make a Better Lafangey or Lover?

Does Shah Rukh Khan make a better bad guy? #BG Priyanka and Anjali investigate and analyze the superstar's long and illustrious career.
ally for women

Want to Be a Better Ally For Women? Ask Them How. That’s What I...

The first rule of being an ally for women is understanding that it’s not about us men. So I asked: How can we be better allies? What they had to say was a fresh reminder that women’s lives are filled with risks and fears men may never truly understand.
Holi

The Ultimate Holi Playlist to Rock Out to This Weekend

What’s a festival without music? Well, have no fear, Brown Girl is here with the Top 10 Holi Songs that you should add to your playlist and blast at any upcoming Holi events.

Flipping the Script on Indian Food: An Interview with Sri Rao, Filmmaker & Author...

Sri Rao's latest project is a cookbook titled “Bollywood Kitchen,” which pairs his original mouthwatering recipes with modern Bollywood Movies, connecting the taste and flavors of his dishes to storylines of movies.
Aziz Ansari

Brown Girl Magazine Staffers Respond to Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the contributors at Brown Girl Magazine but do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the publication. As...
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Rani Mukherjee Pushes Past the Limits of Tourette’s in ‘Hichki’ Trailer

Finally, 2018 brings the long-awaited comeback of Rani Mukherjee, in the new Yash Raj Films release, "Hichki." The film details the journey of Naina Mathur (Mukherjee), a young woman who lives from Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological condition characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements and vocal "tics."

‘Padman’ Celebrates Real-Life Superhero’s Quest for Menstrual Health in Rural India

by Anjali Bhakta - Follow @anjaliib  On India's Republic Day, 2018, Bollywood brings forth a story of one man’s journey to prove to the world that women's health should be a top priority, and that...

Recipe for Empowerment: Vicente Ferrer Foundation Connects Cultures Using Food

October 11, 2017 fully marked the one year anniversary for the Vicente Ferrer Foundation helping to empower rural cities and communities in India. The VFF USA continued their legacy of 48 years by offering more solutions to improve education, women’s development, organizational capacities and funds.

5 Winter Lipstick Colors you Have to Rock This Holiday Season

A little change in your winter lipstick colors always goes a long way, and we show you how!

Remembering Yash Chopra & His Bollywood Legacy

by Anjali Bhakta - Follow @anjaliib  October 21, 2012, marks the death of beloved husband, father, mentor and film director Yash Chopra. Known for his soulful personality and love for creating, Chopra left a long...

Celebrating Bollywood Icon and Staple Karan Johar for his 45th Birthday

by Anjali Bhakta - Follow @anjaliib  Director, producer, actor, talk show host extraordinaire, Karan Johar turns 45 this year. While he has received some heat in the press after drama regarding Bollywood’s nepotism...

We Can’t Get Enough of A Capella Group Chai Town’s New Album ‘Spectrum’

by Anjali Bhakta - Follow @anjaliib  After three years of waiting (and secretly fangirling, or was it just me?) the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign' a capella group Chai Town finally released their album in...

SAMAA: Chai Town Alumni Continue Sharing Their Musical Gifts

by Anjali Bhakta - Follow @anjaliib  Popular heartthrob acapella group Chai-Town was known to capture hearts not only in the states but globally as well. Thankfully the fun doesn’t end here! After graduating...

Kareena Kapoor Khan Talks Life Post Pregnancy & Continuing Her Career

All things are glamor and glitz in the wonderful world of Bollywood, where Kareena Kapoor Khan talks life after pregnancy and baby fever after giving birth to her gorgeous and handsome son, Taimur.

Does An Oscar Win for Casey Affleck Mean Sexual Harassment & Violence Is Normalized...

by Anjali Bhakta - Follow @anjaliib  “I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.” — Victoria Claflin Woodhull As the Oscar nominations were being announced,...

Top 3 Reasons Why We Should Celebrate Sanjay Leela Bhansali (And His Films)

by Anjali Bhakta - Follow @Browngirlmag  As the years continue to go by, Sanjay Leela Bhansali always manages to bring out a box top hit movie. He manages to captivate the audience through...

The Brown List: Staff Picks for November 2017

Whether you're looking for Thanksgiving recipes, a new nail polish, or ways to improve yourself, The Brown List has got you covered!

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