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Elizabeth Jaikaran’s Debut Book ‘Trauma’ Provides Healing to Women of Color

Elizabeth Jaikaran’s collection of short stories details the lives and the trauma of real Guyanese women, most of whom are her direct ancestors.
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Meet The Staff: Elizabeth Jaikaran

Elizabeth Jaikaran was raised in Queens, NY and is the proud child of Guyanese immigrants. She is a student at New York University School of Law and will be joining a law firm as a litigator subsequent to her graduation in May 2016.
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Pepsi Won’t Drive the Resistance but These Apps Can Help

Elizabeth Jaikaran discusses apps that can help you in organizing and social activism in the resistance.
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Why I Will Never Celebrate Indian Arrival Day

Indentured labor in the Caribbean marked the beginning of disease, dependencies, prejudices, and ills that continue to plague Indo-Caribbean communities.
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Indo-Caribbeans Share Their Journeys to the Creative Arts [PHOTO SERIES]

Indo-Caribbeans are creative, we're artists, life coaches, models, Instagram influencers, singers, actors, comedians, poets, activists, authors and so much more, and to honor all of the creatives within our community we've launched the first-ever West Indian creative career photo series to showcase the women and men who are actively pursuing their creative passion.

Author Priya Ramsingh Discusses Diversity and Discrimination in the Workplace

While Priya Ramsingh has a long career in freelance journalism and corporate communications, she has always dreamed of being a writer and telling her story. In “Brown Girl in the Room,” she takes her lessons and observations from the workplace and channels them through Sara Ramnarine.
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Indo-Caribbean Life Coach Shanita Liu Transforms Fears Into Courage

Historically, coaching was only accessible by white, upper-class men and women. It was not used among women of color and persons of color in general. Yet, coaching is now at the forefront of today’s wellness movement, even though most people appear to dismiss it.

Indo-Guyanese Teen Alyssa Raghu Makes it to Hollywood on ‘American Idol’

It's not every day we hear about Indo-Guyanese making strides in the mainstream music industry.

Female Fiction: 5 Novels That Chronicle Indian Women’s Life, Loss and Cultural Stigma

by Falguni Kothari - Follow @AuthorFalguni On January 26th, as India celebrated its Republic Day—which marks the day the Constitution of India came into effect, making it a sovereign-democratic nation free of...
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10 Universities With Kickass South Asian Programs you Never Thought Existed

Here are ten often overlooked universities with great South Asian programs for college students seeking to dive deep into their motherland.
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How One Woman Turned Her Love for Regal Indian Jewelry Into an Award-Winning Business

Mona Bangalore, a jewelry designer and the owner of Mi Amor Jewelry, takes great pride in her growing line of Indian-Western jewelry that goes well beyond the traditional expectations of kundan nestled in gold plates.
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The History and Symbolism of Ghoomar

Outside of its Bollywood dressings, ghoomar is a traditional Rajasthani folk dance representing feminine energy and devotion to the Goddess Saraswati.

Enter to Win Brown Girl Magazine’s 2017 Holiday Gift Basket—Worth More Than $500

To celebrate our growth and success, we’ve put together an amazing holiday gift basket full of lots of goodies. Enter today!
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‘Gyal Dem’ Artist Amrisa Niranjan Creates Vibrant Reimagined Realities of Caribbean Women in First...

Amrisa Niranjan, a Guyanese-American artist, celebrated the debut of her art series "Gyal Dem," where she transformed black and white photos into colorful, playful illustrations that reclaim the narratives of Caribbean women.
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Sisters Separated By Caste – A Review of ‘The Color of Our Sky’ by...

Imagine not knowing you share the same blood as the low-caste girl your family adopted. The one that is a few years older but always dutifully providing you her company. Your mother admonishes your father for bringing this girl of a lesser societal status home, but for you, she’s practically a sister.

How Being a Woman is Sexy – And What That Really Means

Standing up for what you believe in and proving negativity wrong is incredibly powerful. Not only are we incredibly beautiful and have dangerously gorgeous curves, but we have a tremendous amount of capability to do so much more.

Challenging Taboos: Muslim and Tattooed

Here are a few Muslims, who speak about their favorite ink and decision to get tattooed as weighed with their Islamic faith.
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Brides Can Drip in Jewels for Less, Thanks to Rent it Rani

I sincerely wish that I had known about Rent it Rani when I was a bride-to-be because it is a high-end jewelry rental service that ships anywhere in the continental United States.
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Women’s Empowerment Gala Takes Place in Edison With Special Bollywood Appearance

In late March, Shilpa Shetty Kundra was featured as the guest of honor at a Women’s empowerment Gala, hosted at Royal Albert's Palace, in Edison, New Jersey.

#DressLikeAMuslim: On Hijabi Fixations and Criticisms of Non-Traditional Muslim Women

The problematic understanding of Muslim womanhood is not only what drives prevailing misconceptions about Muslims in the West, but it is also what severely limits our representation in Western media.

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