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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.

Hasan Minhaj Will FINALLY Helm His Own Show — Here Are 5 of His...

Netflix has announced they are producing a talk series for Hasan Minhaj, making him the first Indian-American to helm his own weekly show talk show!

The Standards of Beauty: Deepika Padukone’s Disappointing Femina India Cover

by Vaidehi Gajjar - Follow @vgajjar95 America has Queen Bee, Beyoncé, and India has Queen D, Deepika Padukone. There’s no doubt in my mind that Deepika is the definition of perfection for so many women...
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...

The Big Pinch: A Day in the Life with My Diagnosis

Having health problems has taught me to value my health because I often used to take my bodily abilities for granted. While I tend to still overwork my body (because, well, that’s life), I’m slowly learning to take care of myself through the pain.
sex tips

Sexual Assault and Intimacy: 5 Sex Tips I Wish Someone Told Me

Despite what anyone what may tell you, after such a horrible experience, you’re the only one who truly matters. Your physical health, your mental health, YOU.
roy moore

Roy Moore: ‘As a Rape Victim, I am Furious You’ve Made it this Far...

When will men who don’t deserve to represent this country be rightfully thrown to the bottom where they belong? How can you blatantly stand in front of people and deny what you know you did?
Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein Allegations’ Unveil the Real ‘Magnitude of the Problem’

With the allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein, we have a few things to say to those in power who abuse women

Closed Doors: 5 Truths I Wish I Could Tell My Parents

I think what parents don’t understand is that we are hungry. But not just for food, necessarily. We’re hungry for positivity. We’re hungry for understanding. We’re hungry for things that can’t physically be fed to us.

MannMukti’s New Podcast “Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health”: In Honest Conversation with...

Salma’s ability to stand up and say, “Yes, I have had a difficult journey,” serves as an example to those who are secretly struggling. Her honesty lets people know that their similar struggles aren’t fictitious. They’re not being over dramatic, emotionally weak, or stupid. Her honesty lets people know that being flawed is okay and speaking up is even more so okay.

South Asian Dance Teams Bring Mental Health to the Stage

In fact, when it comes to people suffering from mental illnesses, an effective way to help them cope may actually be dance. Since the mid-1990s, dance therapy has actually been an approved form of treatment for those suffering from severe cognitive problems, according to the American Dance Therapy Association.

Mental Health on College Campuses: It’s a Luxury and Not a Right to be...

These days, many of us college students claim to be depressed because of our grades or wanting to “kill ourselves” over finals…but just how many of us actually consider this to be a reality? How many of us take a second to realize how many people around us and on our campuses are truly affected by mental illnesses?

It’s No Secret: Social Anxiety in South Asian University Communities is Real

When you have social anxiety, it’s very hard to make friends, let alone long-term friends.

What To Do When Your Period Feels Like an Exclamation Point

Periods often get a bad rap in the South Asian community, because they are regarded as gross, as impure. You feel like crap, and much of the time you get treated like crap. Well, take out your granny panties, your pads and/or tampons, and let’s jump into this Red Sea.

Dear Diary, I Chose Suicide But I Didn’t Choose Death

I've often heard that suicide is a choice, though I never felt as if I actually chose or wanted to die. I still think I could have been saved, but there was never a helping hand extended out to me.

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