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Enter to Win Brown Girl Magazine’s 2017 Holiday Gift Basket—Worth More Than $500

To celebrate our growth and success, we’ve put together an amazing holiday gift basket full of lots of goodies. Enter today!

6 South Asian Brides you Aspire to Look Like on Your Wedding Day

Getting married is one of the most important moments in a woman’s life—a day that most young girls dream about. What may come second to finding the right guy is finding the perfect bridal outfit.
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Yeh Ladka Hai Allah: An Homage to Shahrukh Khan on his 52nd Birthday

by Priyanka Gulati - Follow @Gulate “Those who are swathed in the shade of love, have the whole world at their feet,” croons Malaika Arora,  dressed in a maroon ghagra atop a...

Sujata Day of HBO Comedy ‘Insecure’ Releases Naked Hipster Project’s Second Single, PARTS

The Naked Hipster Project is the music and comedy brainchild of two close friends, Sujata Day and Will Collyer.
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Sampat Jewelers: Artisans of Diamond Mangalsutras for the Modern-Day Woman

by Sampat Jewellers  This post is brought to you by our newest sponsor Sampat Jewelers—a modern-day Indian jeweler, specializing in contemporary diamond mangalsutras. All images, and the video, in this post, are created by Darshana Shetty(model), Vama Designs (outfit), Glam...

Scaachi Koul on ‘One Day… This Will Matter’: The Anthem Brown Girls Have Been...

Scaachi Koul's book is a collection of fiercely witty and deeply vulnerable essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants—and it's a book most brown girls will relate to.

Texas Health and Dallas Desi Women Partner to Host the 2017 Little Black Dress...

Ladies, I’m sure we’ve all had those moments while getting ready for a night out, as we scour through multiple outfits, often it’s the classic Little Black Dress that saves the day! On April 21st, 2017, Texas Health is giving women in Texas the chance to, once again, get out their Little Black Dress (LBD), but this time for a specific cause.

#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.
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Addressing South Asian Anti-Blackness: The Attacks on Africans in India

by BG Staff - Follow @browngirlmag This post is an installment of Brown Girl Magazine's "Chai & Chat" series, where our writers has a round table discussion on current topics affecting...
St Patrick's Day

The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Guide to Leafy Green Recipes by Desi Bloggers

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm sharing recipes from 13 exceptional brown women food bloggers. Good luck getting through this list and not wanting to cook at least one if not all of these healthy and delicious dishes!

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 Wraps Up Day 3 in Style

Lakme Fashion Week has promised inclusivity and an active effort to redefine fashion and put India's fashion market on the map! Do you think they're living up to their promise?
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The Yellow Strapless Dress that Became the Perfect Metaphor for my Desi Guilt

My narrative as a byproduct of my parents’ struggle to immigrate to the U.S. has been punctuated with a palette of positive emotions, from pride in everything my family has become to ambition to do something they’ll be proud of in return. Yet, guilt has become a dominant part of who I am as I struggle to fit into the country I’m in without losing my connection to the country I’m from.
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7 Best Moments from President Obama’s Farewell Address

Yesterday, at 8 p.m. at the McCormick Center in Chicago, Barack Obama gave his highly-anticipated farewell speech to the United States of America, sharing bits of his life and his many pearls of wisdom as he motivated Americans broken by the election of Donald Trump to mend their spirits.
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The Perfect Dress Guide for Every Curvy Bride

So, attention all curvy BGs, here’s a list of styling tips to help you own your curves in your wedding trousseau.

How to Find the Perfect Makeup Artist for your Big Day

He popped the question, you said yes, and you’ve started planning your dream wedding. Though it’s important to feel great, you also want to look great — after all, all eyes will be on you. And so, finding the perfect person to doll you up becomes a huge part of the planning process.

An Important Message Ahead of Election Day: We Are Americans, Too

On Election Day, know your rights but bring your ID with you. If you experience someone questioning your citizenship, take note and share it. Most importantly, remember, we are Americans too.

To the Tourism Minister of India: Women Can Dress Themselves

A few days ago, the tourism minister of India, Mahesh Sharma, recommended that female tourists not wear short skirts or dresses while in India. His reasoning – Indian culture, he says is different from Western culture.
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Here’s How to Dress Like Hollywood’s New IT Girl: Priyanka Chopra

Incase you’ve been living under rock and didn’t know – Priyanka Chopra has quickly become Hollywood’s IT girl and we couldn’t be more proud of this brown babe.

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day, No Matter What Your Plans (or Non-Plans) Are!

Here is your go-to guide for what to wear on Valentine’s Day this year, no matter what your plans (or non-plans) are!
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8 Reasons You Need Rose Water in Your Skincare Regimen Today

Most of the time we see roses used for decorative purposes or gifts, but what if I told you that rose water could be the secret beauty ingredient to add to your skincare regimen?
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Actress Melanie Chandra and Comedian Rajiv Satyal Take us on a...

This Friday and Sunday evening, actress Melanie Chandra (HBO’s 'The Brink,' CBS’s 'Code Black') and comedian Rajiv Satyal (first person ever to do standup on all seven continents) are putting on a two-person comedy show, Back to School, at The Tank NYC.

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