I have dealt with substance abuse, an eating disorder, and I still struggle with depression and anxiety today. My mental illnesses are very interconnected and I’m slowly tackling them, one at a time. I think many people have trouble understanding how all of these can occur at once. I often hear from people that I did this to myself or that I’m seeking attention. There’s so much stigma around mental illnesses and I hope by being open about mine, I can help erase some of that stigma.
Global Sisterhood: How the US Women’s Marches and India’s #IWillGoOut Movement Made Similar Statements
We both have struggles, which will only get better if we support one another. Women face the same issues, regardless of their country of residence. Our global sisterhood is vital and we need to protect it by encouraging and aiding our sister movements.
One of the most difficult challenges many women have to counteract on a daily basis is battling misogyny.
A couple of weeks before the launch, my friends and I began reminiscing about Dimple Lala’s journey as she weaved her way through the Indian-American lifestyle as an aspiring photographer living in New Jersey. Considering that "Born Confused" was one of the many reasons I decided to start Brown Girl Magazine, I was thrilled to delve into the sequel and learn more about Dimple's life.
Abbas Hashmi is not afraid to take risks. As a child, his father taught him to recognize his dreams and make firm decisions based on his goals. When Hashmi discovered the need for a new kind of American immigration advisor, he took a chance on it.