Who We Are
Born out of the lack of minority representation in mainstream media, Brown Girl Magazine was created by and for South Asian womxn, who believe in the power of storytelling as a vehicle for community building and empowerment. Our team encompasses and welcomes women, femmes, men, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals living across the diaspora including the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Over the past year, we’ve expanded our horizon by publishing our first-ever anthology, ‘untold: defining moments of the uprooted,’ a collection of real stories that explores the South Asian experience through the lens of identity, being, and relationships. We released ‘The Chaat Room‘ podcast, which highlights South Asians in Hollywood. We’ve launched SlashieConnects.co, a new-age community elevating those with creative passions, and we’ve produced an apparel line, Ladki Power.
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.
With CEO and co-founder Trisha Sakhuja-Walia’s lead and vision, alongside a passionate team of more than 200 freelancers, Brown Girl Magazine continues 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 meaningful 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, casteism, immigration, sexual orientation, age, creed, mental health and disability.
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.
Support Brown Girl
We are a team of more than 200 passionate freelancers 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 at offline experiences, through social media, sponsorships and partnerships, you allow us to curate content that is relevant, inspirational, educational, entertaining, and unapologetically opinionated.
Subscribe to ‘The Spark’
Subscribe to The Spark — a curated newsletter full of dinner-table worthy topics, thought-provoking stories, promo codes and the spiciest memes straight to your inbox.
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 marketing needs and engage with our active readership through real-life experiences, connecting with our network of bloggers and influencers, or by creating banner ads, custom content creation, social media promotions, photoshoots, dedicated emails, giveaways, engaging videos, and more.
Visit our brand partnerships 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 #ladkipowear gear on social media.
Attend Our Real-Life Experiences
Led by the belief that nothing compares to a strong offline network, Brown Girl Magazine continues to host and promote a variety of in-person experiences and activations across North America. From our first-ever pop-up experience at POPx to the Period Party, back-to-back #MeToo panel discussions, celebrating Hatecopy’s New York City art exhibit, Holi at the Wing, All Brown Everything musical showcases, 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 Connects Supporter
After two annual Slashie Summits, more than 150 speakers, 24 panels, 14 workshops and countless groundbreaking IRL conversations, we came to a realization. Our community needed a place to call home — a safe space to learn, connect and grow now more than ever.
Why should Slashies have to wait a full year to feel inspired, empowered and connected? Enter, Slashie Connects (beta) — all the goodness of the summit from the comfort of your couch, 365 days a year.
Slashie Connects is a digital subscription-based community created by Slashies for Slashies to build connections, access resources and cultivate your passion. We aim to redefine professional success and celebrate “non-traditional” careers. More than anything, we want to inspire you to believe that your creative passions are worth it and deserve to be invested in. No matter where you are in your slashie journey, we’re here with the resources and knowledge you need to turn that pursuit into a sustainable reality.
Listen to ‘The Chaat Room’ Podcast
A podcast series — co-hosted by Brown Girls Keertana Sastry and Nikki Menon — where we interview your favorite South Asians in Hollywood — on and off the screen.
Pre-Order a Copy of our First-Ever Anthology
Brown Girl Magazine’s first-ever print anthology, published by Mango & Marigold Press, ‘untold: defining moments of the uprooted,’ is a collection of real stories that explores the South Asian experience in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through the lens of identity, being, and relationships. Thirty-two emerging voices share deeply personal moments relating to immigration, infertility, divorce, mental health, suicide, sexual orientation, gender identity, racism, colorism, casteism, religion, and much more, all while balancing the push and pull of belonging to two cultural hemispheres. Every story sheds light on the authentic truths of living as womxn with hyphenated identities that have been only whispered—until now.
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.
Brown Girl Magazine, Inc., is an independent, non-partisan media platform. The views of our writers do not necessarily represent the views of our publication. If you disagree with anything we publish, please send us your comments at [email protected].
Brown Girl Magazine will always credit products or bloggers whose ideas we post. Any lack of credit is completely unintentional and will be corrected upon notice. The Brown Girl team will also always disclose when and if a company has paid for or offered free products in return for promotion on the site.