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Nimisha Bhanot

‘Badass Indian Pinups’ Artist Nimisha Bhanot Talks Art, Identity and Female Empowerment

Indo-Canadian artist Nimisha Bhanot reached the height of Internet celebrity this week when her painting series, “Badass Indian Pinups,” went viral after being featured on BuzzFeed.

Entrepreneur and Filmmaker Rupa Dash Tells us how to Stay Ahead of the Game

Meet Rupa Dash, an Indian entrepreneur and filmmaker from Cuttack, Odisha. Currently based in Los Angeles, California, Dash is the co-founder and CEO of Dash Global Media, an entertainment company.
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian on the Cover of Vogue India Goes Beyond Her Reputation

Vogue India, in general, tends to feature prominent Indian actresses on their covers, and while I agree, sure this time too they could have gone with an Alia, Deepika, Shraddha, Priyanka, there is nothing wrong with picking Kim Kardashian.

Interview with South Asian Mental Health Initiative Founders Aisha and Mahria

by Ameena Khan - Follow @Minch05 Lately, I have seen so many young, smart brown people discuss mental health in desi communities and it has been very empowering. To me, these conversations...
Vir Das

Vir Das Satirizes Female Objectification in Marketing With New Commercial

In a new deodorant ad, comedian Vir Das has ripped apart objectification of women in Indian ad commercials. In the ad Das sarcastically mimics ads that portray women as sexual objects.

For Two Months, Three Years Ago, But You Come Back: A Poem on Sexual...

That’s not how rape works, if he knew you didn’t want it, it's rape, but I made excuses anyways and I still do because what else do I possibly do? Does anyone have the strength to fight back every single night?

The Ohio State Community Celebrates 10 Years of Buckeye Mela

by Ravleen Kaur - Follow @rippinrav The following piece is in collaboration with our friends at Bollywood America, a national Filmi-Fusion dance competition that made its debut 7 years ago. Joining the...
brown girls tattoo

9 BG’s Prove That Brown Girls Get Inked too

Stories of hardship, remembrance, ourselves–past, present and future–expressed through the art of tattoo. Meet our staff in a new way, through their ink.

Why You Need to Speak up About Your Sexual Abuse

One of the most terrifying, and liberating moments of my life was when I decided to share my story of being a sexual assault survivor on the biggest media platform in the world – the internet.

Open Letter to the Women Defending Rapist Brock Turner From a Sexual Assault Survivor

The case of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner has been widely publicized, covered by the news and media, sparked great debate and has generated a lot of criticism. The letters the victim and Brock’s family have written to the judge and to each other are now used as examples of rape culture and the effect sexual assault has on a victim.

12 Holiday Gifts for Self-Care, Health and Wellness

This season is all about giving, so give the present of wellness and good health, and take some inspiration from these holiday gifts! Happy gifting!

Yoga: The True Hindu Roots Behind the Western Trend

Westernization plucked out the religious aspects and turned it into a trend, rewriting its manual to fit the masses until finally, yoga became another religion’s practice, reshaping history.

Slashie Summit 2019

The S/ashie Summit is a collaborative, inclusive and immersive experience that empowers hustlers, doers, and creators to uncover their purpose and achieve financial independence. Saturday, November 9th 8 a.m.-9 p.m. New York CityLocation05450 W...

How Neem is Making a Comeback with All-Natural, Cruelty-Free Skincare Products

The following post is brought to you by JustNeem – a North Carolina-based company, inspired by nature and ancient Indian roots to infuse science with the medicinal secrets of the Neem tree. JustNeem has funded...
Daughters of the Vote

Daughters of the Vote 2019 Delegates Reflect on Their Experiences

For the second time ever, young womxn and non-binary delegates from across the country participated in Equal Voice’s Daughters of the Vote program.

Here’s What our Favorite South Asian Celebrities Wore to the Met Gala 2019 (And...

Desi girls never fail to impress! Here's everything you need to know (and see) about what our favorite South Asians divas wore to the Met Gala 2019. Who did the most justice to the theme? Take your pick!

10 Indian New Year Celebrations Happening in Spring you Need to Bookmark

From Vaisakhi in Punjab to Ugadi in parts of South India, and celebrations in all parts of India in between, it seems as though the entire country is celebrating all month long.

#InternationalWomensDay: What Does it Mean to be a Girl?

What does it mean to be a girl? Ask any woman this question and you will likely get thousands of different answers. Some positive, some negative and yet, some remarkably inspiring....
Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2019: 4 South Asian Films & Filmmakers Taking Over the Film Festival Circuit

We're so excited that Sundance will be the debut home for four sure-to-be incredible movies with badass South Asians in lead roles both in front of and behind the camera!

Calling All Writers: Here’s Some Advice from our Favorite South Asian Authors

It’s a month after National Novel Writing Month and many writers are worn down. Of course, as writers, it is hard to take breaks from our work. One of the biggest pieces of advice we get is to never stop writing. That is how we get better. However, becoming a better writer is more than that.

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