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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.
by Rupali Grover - Follow @browngirlmag I was surprised to recently see a few brown men on social media say that South Asian women can’t be fetishized. This reminded me of a...
by Rupali Grover - Follow @browngirlmag If you have experienced suicidal ideation, the first thing you are told is to speak an expert, perhaps at the National Suicide Prevention HotLine (1-800-273-8255). What isn’t...
by Rupali Grover - Follow @browngirlmag This isn’t an article about whose side I am going to take between the Aziz Ansari and Grace allegations – they both know best about what happened that night....
But a person could become 90 pounds and STILL feel overweight. A person can get plastic surgery and still be unhappy over a different physical feature. This goes to show that body image problems concern much more than what one actually looks like.
Think of the last time you blamed someone. Did it make the victim's problems go away? Did the victim thank you for being such an inspirational person in their life? Did the victim increase their respect for you? Probably not.
Remind yourself that your bullies’ comments on how you look have no validity to them. Remember that Priyanka Chopra and Nina Davuluri are examples of attractive and successful Indian women who still got bullied.
If you’re a South Asian that was raised to always obey your elders, please realize that you’re not responsible for taking care of your therapist. Your therapy sessions should be about you and your needs.
An Indian man once said that he found it hard to believe that my white teenage school classmates were conservative and religious about sexuality.
You may be dependent on your perpetrator. You may be told that you’re unmarriageable. You may worry about other people judging you. You may worry about looking weak. Or, you may be a very private brown girl who doesn’t know how to put her experiences into words (and that’s okay). With all of that in mind, it’s no wonder why some brown girls keep their abuse a secret.