Founded as an online publication in 2008, Brown Girl Magazine is the first-ever multimedia company based in New York City with global reach and dedicated to South Asian self-expression, cultural anchoring, and dialogue.
Through diverse, multimedia content and community building, we empower and engage those who identify as a part of the South Asian diaspora with a hyphenated identity.
We will continue to serve as an anchor for South Asians by remaining steadfast in publishing premium, multimedia content so that it uplifts, creates deeper understanding and connection, and cultivates rich dialogue in communities around the globe.
In an effort to give voice to marginalized groups through our coverage, we challenge stigmas surrounding but not limited to age-old cultural and religious stereotypes and taboos, gender inequality, race, class, immigration, sexual orientation, age, creed, mental health and disability.
Who We Are
Born out of the lack of minority representation in mainstream media, Brown Girl Magazine was created by and for South Asians, who believe in the power of storytelling as a vehicle for community building and empowerment. Brown Girl encompasses women, femmes, men, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals living across the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Collaborate with us
We welcome all types of collaborations and partnership opportunities. Whether you’re a creative, nonprofit, social enterprise, start-up, public relations firm or an organization, please reach out as we would like to work with you.
Send us an email with a detailed pitch at [email protected], and our team will respond as soon as possible
We are a team of more than 200 passionate South Asians who’ve collaborated for the last decade to bring you the best and latest content on South Asians living in the diaspora. By supporting us through live experiences, on social media, sponsorships and partnerships, you allow us to curate content that is relevant, inspirational, educational, entertaining, and unapologetically opinionated.
Subscribe to us
Get the latest scoop on everything relating to South Asian culture, news, entertainment, and lifestyle by subscribing to our e-newsletter — not to mention exclusive discounts, event promotions, and giveaways.
Follow us on social media
With hundreds of thousands of engaged followers living across the diaspora, our social media is dedicated to creating a safe space for open dialogue while showcasing the latest content, event updates, brand partnerships and more.
Promote your brand or service
We offer many unique opportunities that tailor to your brand’s marketing needs including banner ads, custom content creation, social media promotions, photo shoots, event hosting, dedicated emails, giveaways, engaging videos, and more. Visit our Sponsored page to learn how our niche community has the power to bring value and awareness to your product or service.
Shop our apparel
Shop Brown Girl Magazine’s first-ever apparel line — Ladki Power — conceptualized by @browngirlmag, designed by @bybadal and produced by @rootsgearclothing. Tees, crop tops, hoodies, onesies and more are available for purchase via Rootsgear.com in various sizes and colors. Tag us in your #ladkipower gear on social media.
Attend our local events
Led by the belief that nothing compares to a strong offline network, Brown Girl Magazine continues to host and promote a variety of live experiences and activations across North America. From our first-ever pop-up experience POPx to the Period Party, MeToo panel discussions, book readings, speaker-led discussions, happy hours and network events, we are dedicated to engaging and cultivating safe spaces and community building beyond the internet.
Become a Slashie Supporter
The Slashie // Summit is a collaborative and immersive experience that empowers hustlers, doers and creators to uncover their purpose and achieve financial independence despite the stigma behind creative aspirations. Since October 2018, we’ve provided a platform and created a place for South Asain creatives to level up their side hustles.
At our first-ever Slashie Summit, we led eight workshops, moderated 16 panel discussions, hosted eight South Asian vendors who sold their products and services at our marketplace, and partnered and collaborated with more than 20 brands from various industries including food and beverage, lifestyle and beauty, culture, dating and relationships, nonprofit and legal. The summit cultivated a community of 250+ creatives from North America who saw value from our programming and continue to seek an offline platform that speaks to their passion projects.
Press & Mentions
During the past few years, we’ve seen press and mentions from a variety of websites including Refinery29, Time Magazine, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Scientific American, Fusion, and NPR.