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Trust No Aunty

‘Trust No Aunty’: The Comic Irony of Surviving as Desi Millennials

by Amrita Kumar-Ratta - Follow @browngirlmag  Including an aunty spice meter, adapted recipes, tips and tricks for dating, dealing with family pressure and unwanted career advice, and a humorous take on cultural...

Graphic Designer Badal Patel Shakes up Indian Invitations With Modern Designs

Graphic designer Badal Patel maintains a day job at a design agency in New York City, but in her free time, she creates Indian-inspired cards, posters, and stationery.
history of ghoomar

The History and Symbolism of Ghoomar

Outside of its Bollywood dressings, ghoomar is a traditional Rajasthani folk dance representing feminine energy and devotion to the Goddess Saraswati.

Dancing Twins Poonam and Priyanka Share Their Advice on Pursuing Your Passion

These talented women have captivated a diverse audience with their Bollywood, hip-hop, and classical dance routines. They shared details about their success and experiences so far and the goals they want to accomplish in the future.
gyal dem

‘Gyal Dem’ Artist Amrisa Niranjan Creates Vibrant Reimagined Realities of Caribbean Women in First...

Amrisa Niranjan, a Guyanese-American artist, celebrated the debut of her art series "Gyal Dem," where she transformed black and white photos into colorful, playful illustrations that reclaim the narratives of Caribbean women.

‘Fast Five’ Interview with Guyanese-American Art Curator Grace Aneiza Ali

Migrating to Washington D.C. at the age of 14, her curatorial work heavily focuses on migration, particularly from Guyana, and examines the intersections at which art, activism and social change connect. We were happy to speak with Ali recently about the ways in which her chosen profession shines a light on artists of the Guyanese diaspora.

Learning Self-Love Through Photography

I’ve never done a photoshoot before. I don’t know how to model. Hell, I don’t even like being in front of the camera. At first, I didn’t even recognize myself. I looked incredible! All the things I was insecure about seemed to fade away. The photography was art.

Chester Bennington: Mourning the Eternal Rock Legend and Hero

The late Chester Bennington's magical voice spoke to the rebel within me and acted as a calming stimulant in the process of growing up.

Drag Queen Alex Mathew Talks About Co-Existing Identities, Fashion, and Maya

Drag for him is more than just a performance art. It Involves baring the deepest recesses of his mind, the one that society tries to intimidate him into repressing.
elizabeth jaikaran trauma

Elizabeth Jaikaran’s Debut Book ‘Trauma’ Provides Healing to Women of Color

Elizabeth Jaikaran’s collection of short stories details the lives and the trauma of real Guyanese women, most of whom are her direct ancestors.

Punjabi Daughters: Reclaiming Value Through Art and Activism

When my Punjabi identity gets infused with my love of the arts, I feel a whirlwind of emotion; the possibilities that exist to create, to deconstruct, and to redefine the parameters of what it means to be a girl, a woman, a daughter within the Punjabi community are so exciting.

Brown Girl of the Month Amrit Brar Draws the Occult for a Living

Amrit Brar is a first generation Punjabi-Canadian illustrator and writer who bounces between the cities of Brampton and Toronto. Her work, while mired in magic, the occult, and supernatural themes, explores...

Kajal Vol. I, The First South Asian Lit-Mag is a Progressive Way Forward

Kajal pioneers as the first South Asian literary print magazine. The poetry, prose, photography, and art include diverse diasporic experiences.

Toronto Based Artist, Aman Chahal, Might Be the Next Inkquisitive in the Making

Aman Chahal is a Toronto-based passionate young artist who’s changing the game with a stroke of a brush.

The GAMA Collective Fosters the Development of Muslim Artist Identity

Founded in California’s Bay Area as an adjacent group to the popular Muslim Writers Collective, G.A.M.A. exists as a safe space for Muslim artistic expression.
pakistani artist

Pakistani Artist Saher Sohail Gives Martha Stewart Run for Her Money

by Aysha Qamar – Follow @ayshaa17 Growing up desi in the western world can be tough.  Many of the experiences we face are not often caught or featured in the media. This has...

Why We Need to Break The ‘South Asian Mentality’ of Success

I have seen this time and time again, where Indian American children go into their college years completely sheltered and unready for free will. They have only one goal in mind—becoming a physician, an engineer, a techy or something that guarantees a steady income. But why?

Why it’s Important for Every Immigrant to Make Sense of Their Story

by Sruveera Sathi Earlier this week, I sat down to help a friend with her honor’s thesis on the experience of 1.5 Generation Indian Americans with the American public school system....

Conversation with Srinidhi Raghavan on her Bharatanatyam Show ‘Voices’

With an affinity for classical art forms naturally swimming through her veins, it is no surprise that Raghavan has become a celebrated Bharatanatyam performer herself. Her Bharatanatyam show, "Voices," choreographed in partnership with her mother, Usha Raghavan, premiered in London last year and was received with resounding positivity.
feel beautiful

All the Reasons for Why I want to Feel Beautiful

I want to feel an expectant, alive kind of beautiful. A beauty, that does not rotate around Whatsapp Profile Pictures and ends at blank Snapchat filters. I may not be curve-highlighting black dress beautiful.


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