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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.

#BollywoodOnBollywood: 13 Instances of Extreme Girl Love from Rajeev Masand’s Actress Roundtable

by Nila Choudhury - Follow @browngirlmag With the increase in divisive chatter in the nation and the rise in hate crimes, some positive words of girl love are a welcome change to...

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.
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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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Spoken Word Artist Rupi Kaur Responds to her Viral Menstruation Photo

Sikh Canadian, spoken word poet and author of “Milk and Honey” Rupi Kaur recently voiced her side of the controversy surrounding a photo she posted to Instagram last week on Huffington Post Live’s #FreeSpeechZone with Alyona Mink.

‘India’s Daughter’: The Documentary, its Controversy and India’s Shameful Ban

Mukesh Singh, a bus driver convicted of raping 23-year-old Jyoti Singh (coined Nirbhaya for her bravery) in Delhi in 2012, gave more than 16 hours of interviews for the BBC Four documentary, “India’s Daughter.”

Panelists Speak on Transnational Feminism and its Contradictions in South Asian Context at Barnard...

More than 300 young adults filled the audience hall at Barnard Hall at Columbia University on Thur., Feb. 12 to take part in a panel discussion on transnational feminism and its contradictions in South Asia.
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Columbia University’s South Asian Organizations Explore Transnational Feminism Through a Photo Campaign Worth Seeing

For three long hours in 19-degree weather on Wed., Feb. 3, Columbia University’s #emBODYSouthAsia campaign took place at the center of campus, attracting students, faculty, and passersby. The group of students stood with signs that read gender equality messages to show solidarity with the transnational feminism movement.
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Why Deepika Padukone’s Story and Mental Health Stories Are Important

I am not sure how other people felt when Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone recently broke her silence about her personal struggles with depression and anxiety, but I was relived.

Report on Mental Health Care in India is yet Another Desperate Cry for Adequate...

Human Rights Watch researcher Krti Sharma said the report, "Treated Worse Than Animals," is based on interviews with more than 250 people on visits to 24 institutions across six Indian cities in four states. The report details overcrowding and lack of hygiene at mental institutions across India, inadequate access to general healthcare, forced treatment – including electroconvulsive therapy – as well as physical, verbal, and sexual violence.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How to Conduct a Self-Breast Exam

Breast Cancer Awareness is not just for the month of October. Conducting a monthly breast-self exam is a crucial part of good breast health. Like with any other parts of your body, you want to do a monthly BSE to look and feel for changes in your breasts. This means knowing your breasts, being aware of their changes or anything unusual.
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Finding Your Different

Ever feel like your burying the part of you that is culturally different from the society we're surrounded by? #BG Vaidehi shares with us a wonderful story of finding her own difference and how owning that part of you makes you a more whole person.

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