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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.

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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For the Love of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar: How Violence Threatens Pakistan’s Traditions of Loving...

A suicide bomber attacked the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, killing 75 people in the process. This attack, claimed by a faction of ISIS, was a clear assault on the ideals he represented—ideals which threaten the severe, puritan perversions of Islam that the terror organization seeks to normalize.
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Love in the Simpler Days: Looking Back at Love Stories of our South Asian...

This Valentine’s Day we look back at some South Asian love stories from simpler days of our previous generations.

Remembering the Victims of the Quebec Mosque Shooting

As much as POTUS likes to use examples of terrorism to exhibit his condemnation for lethal violence and thereby reinforce his own domestic policies, he and his administration were astoundingly silent following the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec.
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Non-Black People of Color Owe Immeasurable Debts of Gratitude to Black Americans

NBPOC benefit, socially and otherwise, in insurmountable ways from Black movements. And for this, African-Americans are certainly owed immeasurable debts of gratitude.

Conversation with Srinidhi Raghavan on her Bharatanatyam Show ‘Voices’

With an affinity for classical art forms naturally swimming through her veins, it is no surprise that Raghavan has become a celebrated Bharatanatyam performer herself. Her Bharatanatyam show, "Voices," choreographed in partnership with her mother, Usha Raghavan, premiered in London last year and was received with resounding positivity.

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