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#BleedingLove: ‘I Thought I was Being Punished for Being a Woman’

Everyone looked at me as if I was filthy and would not come near me during any religious events. I started to believe it on my own while grimacing through debilitating cramps every month.
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#BintiRosePose and Bollywood Film ‘Pad Man’ Join Forces to Smash Shame About Menstruation

Can you imagine not having access to sanitary pads during that time of the month? How about being isolated and excluded from activities for being on your period?

#NoMoreBoxes: The Story of Four [South Asian] American Actresses on the Path to Stardom

We’ve gone from cleaning toilets and having survival jobs to starting businesses, foundations and producing award-winning films.

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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#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...
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Patriarchy and Rape Culture Create Blame Game Instead of #JusticeforZainab

As of Friday morning, an arrest has yet to be made in Zainab’s case. The hashtag #JusticeforZainab has garnered worldwide attention in a movement designed to stop these horrific acts from occurring.

5 Reasons why Nabela Noor’s ‘This is Me’ Video is all of Us

by Jasmin Rahman - Follow @jasmin__rahman If you don’t know who Nabela Noor is, please take a second to follow her immediately on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram—you can thank us later! Noor...
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.
Indian Jewelry

How One Woman Turned Her Love for Regal Indian Jewelry Into an Award-Winning Business

Mona Bangalore, a jewelry designer and the owner of Mi Amor Jewelry, takes great pride in her growing line of Indian-Western jewelry that goes well beyond the traditional expectations of kundan nestled in gold plates.
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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.
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3 Unexpected Resolutions you Should Make This New Year

Girls, the holiday season is almost upon us again, and with the New Year comes new pressure to make some life-changing resolutions. But why do we bother? Every single year we go...
KayRay

Brown Girl of the Month Kiran Rai AKA KayRay Pushes Boundaries Through Digital Storytelling

My name is Kiran (the ray of light) Rai—which often also gets confused with the pronunciation as Ray. My father named me after my parents went to the gurudwara for the Naam Karan ceremony (Sikh ceremony of naming a child) and the letter 'Kakka' came up.
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.

Christmas Comes Early with Rihanna’s Newest Bold and Colorful Fenty Beauty Collection

Rihanna's newest Fenty Beauty products are an assortment of cosmetics that introduce bright and bold colour — perfect for the festive season!
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

6 South Asian Brides you Aspire to Look Like on Your Wedding Day

Getting married is one of the most important moments in a woman’s life—a day that most young girls dream about. What may come second to finding the right guy is finding the perfect bridal outfit.
women's summit

Learning About Female Power at Ohio’s Women’s Leadership Summit

Twenty-four women were gathered to speak in the span of six hours, and while I knew we wouldn’t get to hear the entirety of their stories, the small nuggets of wisdom some of these women left behind invigorated me to be resilient and proactive for women's rights.
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‘Just Promise Me This’: Krina Chauhan’s Journey of London Love and Coffee

“Just Promise Me This” is the perfect read for a girly night or weekend in that we all need every once in a while by Londoner Krina Chauhan.

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