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5 Times Priyanka Chopra’s Street Style Gave us Serious #FashionGoals

by Shezda Afrin Daddy’s lil' girl, Priyanka Chopra, sure is a New Yorker at heart. As we all know, Piggy Chops always rocks it on the red carpet. However, her street...
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Post-Aziz Ansari: The Need to Broaden Our Understanding of Sexual Assault

by Sylvia Abdullah - Follow @browngirlmag The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the contributors at Brown Girl Magazine but do not necessarily reflect the official policy or...
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The Aziz Ansari Sexual Assault Allegations Emphasize The Urgent Need For Female Empowerment

By Nabeela Patail - @nabeelapatail The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the publication. As...

Dear Aziz Ansari: Representation Does Not Excuse Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Aziz Ansari has always been someone South Asians have unconditionally rooted for, laughed for and watched closely -- so realizing that he may be a sexual predator feels like a personal betrayal.

How I Overcame my Hesitancy to Write #MeToo

Facebook was the space for me to keep in touch with everyone back in India, and this was just not appropriate content for them to see. I didn’t want them to know what I had been through, and then talk to my parents about it, or bring it up between themselves.
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#GirlsBelongHere: What it Feels Like to Live Your Dream Job for One Day

"I learned first-hand from a strong and inspiring woman that is breaking the glass ceiling with every step she takes. Having my dream job for the day made it no longer feel like a dream, but rather an attainable and perfectly achievable goal."
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Myths on the Ideal Brown Feminist

While many brown voices have been raised in the rejection of -isms and forms of power and oppression, one particular image of a brown feminist has been repeated throughout these dialogues.
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‘Unsung Echoes’ Answers the Question: What Does it Mean to be a Woman?

The posts are simple - a paragraph or two (or more) of text along with a picture, all provided by the interviewee, answering the same question - “what does it mean to be a woman?”

Poem: ‘Sincerely, #MeToo’

No matter where I am be it New York or in New Delhi Whenever I am out/alone I get that horrid feeling in my belly
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U.K. MP Priti Patel’s Resignation Reflects Lack of South Asian Representatives in Parliament

MP Priti Patel's actions are a blow to a community who held her above their head as a torch for representation in the U.K.
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Malala Yousafzai Trolled for Wearing Skinny Jeans and Western-Style Clothing—Highlights Society’s Ignorance

To comment on Malala Yousafzai's choice of clothes undermines everything that she has fought for - it highlights a very real disease in our society.
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‘Beyond The Clouds’: Majid Majidi’s Universal Language of Humanity

Iranian-born Majid Maijidi continues his passion to depict humanist topics with “Beyond the Clouds”, whose world premiere opened up at the British Film Institute.
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It’s 2017, Why Should I Change my Last Name After Marriage?

I believe that my name is my identity. Being married does not mean that I stop belonging to the family I was born in; I continue to carry my family legacy, married or not.
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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

Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Simran’ Dazzles in Concept, Falters in Execution

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  “Simran” is a brave idea for a movie. I say brave because it ventures out of Bollywood’s comfort zone when it comes to displaying life in America. In “Simran,” starring...

To Muslim Women: ‘I love you dearly, regardless of what stage of Islam you...

Islam is a religion of women. I will speak these words until my heart stops. Islam is a religion of women.
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Dear Aunties, Stop Telling Me It’s My Turn to Get Married

Okay, I get it – Indian people love weddings, dancing, eating, etc., but does that really mean at someone’s wedding all the aunties need to be on the lookout for who’s next? Honestly, they’re probably better at scouting singles than professional scouts are at finding good athletes. Weddings are great and all, but really, what does “it’s your turn next” even mean when it comes to getting married?

Mehjabeen Hassan Takes Female Empowerment Forward One Outfit at a Time

Mehjabeen Hassan wants to break through South Asian norms and stereotypes in more than one way, and her clothing line is just the start.

Poem: ‘What Middle Class?’

i am calculating how many more hours i need to sit at this desk how many more rich white folk i need to drive around this city to their tasteless and expensive bars just so i can pay my rent
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Open Letter to Shibli Zaman: Survivor-Shaming Does Not Honor Nabra Hassanen

Would you also consider surviving members of the Grenfell Tower blaze not deserving of living because perhaps they fled while the whereabouts of some family members are still unknown? Would you apply this same harsh logic to the surviving girlfriend of Philando Castile, because she witnessed the brutal shooting of her boyfriend before her very eyes and was unable to stop the murdering officer?

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