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bleedinglove

#BleedingLove: The Bloody Truth About Periods

The following post is a part of the #BleedingLove photo series—a campaign which aims to break the stigma around periods in the South Asian community and around the world. We came...
drawn together

Harleen Singh’s ‘Drawn Together’ Shares How Comic Books Affect Change

In Harleen Singh's documentary “Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes,” she carefully captures and follows the art of three comic book creators and cartoonists, who are creating change through their visual creations.
settle down

Marriage Isn’t at the top of my Agenda, and That’s OK

I’m somehow at that point in my life where everywhere I turn, I see someone or another getting engaged or married, while I’m completely happy for these people and believe marriage is a wonderful thing, the added pressures of getting married in the Indian community are absolutely INSANE.

My Babies Went From Foes to Friends and it was Simply Magic

As a child, I hated my brother stealing the attention away from me but now I can't live without him. I want that bond for my sons and I look forward to all that is to come. When my youngest son leans over and plants a kiss on his brother's cute face, it's magic. My heart just melts watching their bond grow.
bybadal

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.
Anisa Topan

UK’s ‘The Apprentice’ Anisa Topan Reveals Details on Life After 8 Weeks on Hit...

While I may not have majored in business when I was at university,  one of the shows I have grown to love in my time in London is a fan favourite known as "The Apprentice."
Career

Starting Over in Your Career Doesn’t Always Have it to be Bad Thing

Leaving a job is kind of like leaving a relationship. The relationship part I'll leave for another article some other time. For this one, let's talk career.

Evoke—Globally-Inspired Handcrafted Jewelry for the Free-Spirited South Asian Woman

Suhita Sengupta, the founder Evoke, was not always a jewelry designer. She actually started her career as an interior designer. Evoke is a globally inspired unique handcrafted statement jewelry for the free-spirited woman.
domestic violence

Confronting Domestic Violence Within my Indo-Caribbean Family

Lisa Ramadhar remembers the first time she met her mother, but little did she know that on that landmark day it would lead to a truth bubbling below the surface of domestic violence, immigration and how to pair her parents, the abuser and the abused, with herself.

‘Be Brave! Be a Mother!’: Words of Wisdom When Traveling Abroad With Toddlers

When you've paid for your infant to sit on your lap on a flight for seven hours and there's nowhere to hide, be brave. Be a mother!
brown feminist

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.
unsung echoes

‘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
Priti Patel

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.

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.

Why Every Young Woman Should Move At Least Once In Her 20’s

Though my journey may seem a little excessive, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for every young woman to live somewhere new at least once in their lives. I don’t mean move to college for 4 years, or the closest big city with your girlfriends, but somewhere totally new that pushes you out of your comfort zone. It can be incredibly frightening to leave home, and even seem unnecessary, but the experiences I have had are invaluable and critical to my growth.

Why Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom’s Feud Highlights the Traditional Blame Game

Boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom's recent split and public feud cause society to confront a very ugly truth.

10-Year-Old Rape Victim Gives Birth in India After Being Denied Abortion

Being responsible for another human being at any age is challenging. But at the age of 10, it is unimaginable.
reign

Poem: ‘Reign’

there were crevasses we missed but in time passed even the toughest veils had faded away

Ink Minx: An American-Pakistani Woman’s Journey to Tattoo Artistry

A childhood affinity for mehendi turned into an unlikely passion and career choice for one Pakistani American woman.

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