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Meet the Staff: Marina Ali

Hey you guys! My name is Marina Ali and I’m extremely excited to be a part of the staff at Brown Girl Magazine!

Spice Up Your Diwali Menu with These Tandoori Paneer Shumai Dumplings

With Diwali right around the corner, I couldn’t help but think of a fun dish to share with you guys. You know me, and my love for fusion food… So I’ve...

Concerning Chicken: Don’t Date, Marinate!

Many years ago, I found myself in a relationship and then a series of breakups with one particular man. Even a Bollywood flick would be jealous meandering and convoluted plot lines.
anjali sharma

Open Letter to Hijab-Wearing Porn Star Mia Khalifa

"I’m sure you’ve had a number of these open letters, and I’m just going to set the record straight: I don’t care that you’re a pornographic actress. It’s your choice, and I totally respect it, because that’s what all humans are supposed to do, respect each other."
Sketchy Desi

Sketchy Desi’s Brown Girl Face Marinade

So on a recent Skype date with my mom and mausi, they peered into their camera scrutinizing the screen and asked, like only brown moms/aunties can, “What’s wrong with your face. Why you look so tired?” the other chiming in with “No look good. Face looking dull, draggy, saggy.”
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 Brown List: Staff Picks for November 2017

Whether you're looking for Thanksgiving recipes, a new nail polish, or ways to improve yourself, The Brown List has got you covered!

#NotOvaryacting: 10 Quick and Easy Tips for the Best Health ‘Down There’

No one cares if your mother or aunt powdered her vagina with Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder every day for the past 30 years and is doing fine. This stuff is just bad for you in general. As mentioned before, your vagina is self-cleaning.
broti gupta

‘Fast Five’ Interview with Comedy Writer Broti Gupta

If you tuned in to the Comedy Central Snapchat channel this month, you may have noticed Broti Gupta grace your cellular device. Brown Girl had the chance to catch up with Gupta on comedy writing, future aspirations and her witty social media presence.
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

‘Fast Five’ Interview with Budding Actor Neil Desai

Up-and-coming actor Neil Desai spills about work, the entertainment industry and We talk about his work, the entertainment industry, and the future of South-Asian Americans in media.

Meet Tricia and Stephanie: The Modern Day Interracial, Queer Married Couple

On the last day of Pride month, we talk to Tricia Prettypaul and her wife Stephanie Alvarado about love, family life and politics.

#TherapyTalk: Learning to Have Faith in Myself Again

I knew there was something off about my mentality and thinking right before I descended into my three-year struggle with depression and anxiety. The people around me also knew because my personality and actions were off from how I am normally.

#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.
2016

10 Brown Girl Stories of 2016 That are Way Too Good to Miss

by Antara Mason – Follow @AntaraMason With over a million visitors to the website in 2016, it’s safe to say, we’ve had an incredible year! From the heartwarming and hard-hitting (756) stories...
bengali

Mending the Worldwide Bangladeshi Community After Violence In Dhaka

When Bengali's share their happiness and love with each other, they will also share their grief. When one person hurts everyone else does too. When I heard that two of the victims in the café attack in Dhaka about a week ago, were students from the nearby Emory University, I was crushed. They lived so close to me.
the immigrant

Jennie Gungiah’s Memoir ‘The Immigrant: A Journey of Good Hope’ is a Must Read

Looking for a quick read, that’s both inspiring and heartwarming? Look no further, Jennie Gungiah’s memoir, "The Immigrant: A Journey of Good Hope," is just for you.
without shame

‘Without Shame’ Is a Must Read Book About East Pakistan Era-Bangladesh

A harrowing tale of love, family honor, and tradition, "Without Shame" by Katherine Russell will leave you at the edge of your seat, wanting more and more with the turn of each page. It's rare to find a book about East Pakistan era-Bangladesh that truly moved me both historically and culturally, Russell managed that for me.

10 Brown Girl Stories That are Way Too Good to Miss Before the Year...

With more than half a million visitors to the website in 2015, it's safe to say, we've had an incredible year! From the heartwarming and hard-hitting stories we published, the amazing out-of-the-box people we profiled, the unique opinions we shared, the sponsors we promoted, and the many events we organized, it all ranged far and wide but kept the Brown Girl team on its toes.
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The Brown Girl’s Guide to College Part 4: The Last Half of Your Senior...

Congratulations! You’ve defeated the goliath known as the fall semester of senior year. At this point, you may feel that the rest of this year is pointless.

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