‘Before We Visit The Goddess’ Successfully Tackles the Problematic, Universal Cycle of Mother-Daughter Relationships
by Ragini Srikrishna - Follow @browngirlmag "Before We Visit the Goddess," by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni weaves a story that is all too familiar - unresolved issues between mothers and daughters. The story...
Stacy Singh, 26, was stabbed multiple times by her husband Vinny Loknath before he hung himself in a nearby park. Her tragic death should be a wake-up call to all Indo-Caribbeans who know of someone suffering from domestic abuse, especially in light of movements like #MeToo -- we should be inspired to speak out.
If I manage to eat a hot meal or be able to use the bathroom alone, it's classed as a "good day". No, I'm not locked up in Guantanamo Bay, I have two kids!
Dear ZJ, I have been talking to a boy in medical school for several years. Our relationship is long distance and I find that whenever we have free time, he never wants to spend time with me.
If you’re a South Asian that was raised to always obey your elders, please realize that you’re not responsible for taking care of your therapist. Your therapy sessions should be about you and your needs.
Dear My Main Man, I write to you because out of every helping hand I have received in this world, yours is the one with the most impact. You receive the least amount of credit and praise for the things you do. You’ve always stood back and let me shine or run in the rain knowing I always get caught up in a storm. You’re always stepping in when I call for you, knowing you can’t be more than a few feet away ready to comfort me in your arms as you have been doing for years. It’s time that light radiates on who you are and the love that you have shown me.
This sexphobia in our upbringing created generations of innocence and misperceptions, whereas sexual knowledge is necessary for our self-determination in everyday life. While most parents are still puzzling whether we should sexually educate our children, society completely changed over two generations.
When we find ourselves in the embrace of love and affection, we often forget to emphasize on the regular happenings of the day. The very bond between a couple that binds them in simplicity and unspoken understanding, is often overlooked and not so much given attention to.
by Anonymous - Follow @BrownGirlMag Three years ago, if you asked me what I thought about sex, I would have told you this: “I want to wait for the right person and share...
There’s no way I can repent for this sin. This is the MOTHER of all sins! And I kept replaying it in my head all night.
There are a few things that are obvious red flags and need to be addressed in the course of a relationship before it turns as toxic as the radiation fallout from Chernobyl. So if you're a girl and you experience one of these things, you might want to reconsider your love story;
As I confidently enter my late twenties and am constantly reminded by my well-meaning mother that the only way for my menial and insignificant life to be complete is by getting married (aren’t mothers great?); I am finding that perhaps there is a sense of urgency to respect when making the effort to find a life partner.
Later that night, I thought about that judgmental comment. I would never dream of making someone feel like they are a “bad Indian” nor would I make assumptions. I would never say “Oh, well, I think it is important to know your mother tongue” or essentially ask them to justify why they have the friends they have. And yet that person can make assumptions or comments about me?
My fearless nature knew no bounds and my mind was a hot-headed mess as a child and later when adolescence struck. I also resented the idea of having a younger sibling.
To all those mother-in-laws who feel the need to control, manipulate, and put their daughter-in-laws through some sort of hazing ritual, here is my letter to you.
As a young girl, I swore I would never marry. Never was I one of those girls who envisioned and planned for a wedding of grandeur. I never dreamt of a faceless man who would one day sweep me off my feet. I never wished to share my deepest thoughts and darkest emotions with someone else. From the very beginning, I was against the entire institution. Marriage, I would say, was not in my future.
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