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For the first time in my life, I felt like literature had been written for me. Here we had Rupi Kaur in the flesh addressing our religion and bullying on a stage in front of hundreds of college students eager to listen to her every word.
Kiran Rai, popularly known as KayRay, teamed up with Punjabi music app Jamifi to bring us the Punjabi Rap Battle, where the Bad Bibis Crew battles it out with the Woke Punjabans.
Twenty-four women were gathered to speak in the span of six hours, and while I knew we wouldn’t get to hear the entirety of their stories, the small nuggets of wisdom some of these women left behind invigorated me to be resilient and proactive for women's rights.
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
But when the tweets started flowing in, it turned out that the South Carolina State University-educated government scientist just isn’t as woke as we hoped she would be. Miss USA, we need to talk.
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...
The Smovement was gaining traction rapidly amongst my Ohio desi friends, so I recently got to sit down with the founders of the latest online platform to discuss celebrating and promoting diasporic South Asians and the intersection of our culture with hip hop, art, and music.
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...
By Ravleen Kaur and Tina Lapsia - Follow @Browngirlmag I, Ravleen, started my bhangra journey watching Big Apple Bhangra, a New York-based bhangra dance competition. But I remember only seeing all-male teams, specifically Khalsa...
The letter is supposed to be an important message to young girls about not letting society pressure them into doing things they don’t want to do—the typical message about equality and freedom you wish your grandfather would’ve given you.
Oak Creek Gurdwara Massacre’s 4th Anniversary: Young Sikhs Express Optimism for the Continued Struggle...
I still remember the day I heard about the shooting at the Oak Creek Gurdwara in Wisconsin. We had just finished langar and were leaving the New Orleans Gurdwara when the worst possible news began popping up on my phone screen.
If you’ve been scrolling through Twitter lately, you may have noticed your Sikh friends tweeting and retweeting tweets about a 1984 genocide and pictures of an empty, eerie Golden Temple.
Phantom Productions and Balaji Motion Pictures’ film ‘Udta Punjab,’ directed by Abhishek Chaubey, has been through the ringer in the past few weeks due to disagreements with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
The controversial rapper Azealia Banks stormed into a racist and homophobic Twitter battle with Zayn Malik last night after accusing him of copying her music video. Malik released a futuristic-style music video for his newest single, “Like I Would,” on Monday, but Banks quickly claimed that it too closely paralleled her music video for “Yung Rapunzel.” Although the British pop star did not directly engage in the accusation, he tweeted “No lies...I see you reaching but I don’t care” and “My @’s too good for you.”
Strong women make stronger women. These words couldn't ring truer when it comes to the beautifully empowered staff of Brown Girl Magazine. Each and every girl comes with her own stories, her own experiences, and strength. In every single word that each of these women writes are the hidden stories of hundreds of women before them who made it possible. Today, we take a moment to write about these women.
While I pine to be more involved in a large Sikh community, I have to remind myself that at the end of the day, my seva and paatth (prayer) are what really matter. Having experienced the New York, Louisiana, and Columbus Sikh communities, I can say this though: the celebrations may vary in terms of timing and events, but the core purpose of this celebration remains the same. We are here to celebrate the creation of a Sikh community that transcends all other labels.
During this much-raved about comedic segment in collaboration with The Sikh Coalition, comedian Hasan Minhaj teamed up with various well-known Sikh figures, such as actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia and professor and activist Simran Jeet Singh, to create a comedic yet educational piece on Sikh-Americans.
Many people have expressed their sentiments on what it’s like to be Sikh during this difficult time in Punjab, but I think it is important to clarify in simple terms what is going on in our homeland for non-Sikh audiences in the United States.
My parents did not break oceans in half only to see their child suffer. But if I said my elementary and middle school peers were kind to me, I would be lying. From third to eighth grade, I was bullied because of my religious identity. My classmates had never heard of Sikhi, and I soon became tired of constantly having to explain my faith and race.
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