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COO & Editor at Large Atiya Hasan’s Journey With Brown Girl

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @AtiyaHasan05 I've been with Brown Girl Magazine since 2011. Back then it was just a small Texas blog, a product of love, by founder Aditi Mehta. I was just a struggling medical student looking for a creative outlet, so when I got the welcome letter...

Rini Sampath Talks Mental Health and the Reality of her Term as USC Student Body President

by Rini Sampath – Follow @RiniSampath When Atiya Hasan, the editor-at-large of Brown Girl, asked me to write a piece for the online magazine recapping my term as Student Body President at the University of Southern California, I actually felt a loss for words. Those who know me best understand...

The Brown List: Staff Picks for September 2017

by BG Staff - Follow @browngirlmag The weather is cooling down, but we're still getting summer breezes. It's weird weather time, but BGM's staff picks will keep you right on track. From travel woes to bad hair days, we got you covered with the best hacks and products! 1. Facial Razor by Shiseido Shiseido /Photo...

I Wear Hijab and I Let a ‘Stitch Fix’ Stylist Style My Clothes

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @atiyahasan05 No one told me that there comes a stage in your adult life when you look in your closet and nothing is really you anymore. Despite changing body shapes, tastes, and fashion trends, my closet had grown stagnant. No joke, I still had clothes...

Investor Kumar Arora of ‘Cleveland Hustles’ Proves Indian-Americans are no Longer Your Typical Doctors and Engineers

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @atiyahasan05 Kumar Arora sure knows how to stay busy. Two weeks ago, the entrepreneur-turned-investor made his television debut as one of the four investors on the new CNBC reality series, "Cleveland Hustles," an unscripted television series started by basketball superstar LeBron James.  See the profile...

6 Books Muslim Women Should Add To Their Reading List Post-Ramadan

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @atiyahasan05 Just like that, Ramadan is gone. You probably feel like you're already losing the spiritual clarity you had reached during the final 10 days. It happens to the best of us. Which is why I have tried my best to put together a very short...

The Cesarean Delivery Trend in South Asian Countries

by Eva Martin, MD of Elm Tree Medical Inc. - Follow @elmtreemedical We all came into the world the same way: childbirth. Well, almost the same way. Some of us were delivered vaginally and others were delivered by a cesarean section. Looking at two adults, you’d never know who was born...

5 Myths About HPV Debunked

by Nur Kara – Follow @Nurkara28 If you come from a typical South Asian-American family, then you're intimately familiar with "sex": how it's everywhere and everyone's doing it, but it's never talked about and never acknowledged openly. We hide "it" from our parents, we shy away from talk about it...

How a Breast Cancer Scare at 25 Changed My Life for the Better

By Chhaya Nene   - Follow @ChhayaNene This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. I have almost the same routine each morning. I wake up, check the phone for any emails from my agent/manager for auditions. If there aren’t any, I have the time to pitch stories to...

Islamophobia Damages the Mental Health of Young South Asians – Here’s What We Can Do

by Sheena Vasani - Follow @SheenaVasani The following post was originally submitted to BrownGirlMagazine.com and published to HuffingtonPost.com.  Too often, mental health issues are viewed as personal problems, rather than the reflective of (or perhaps directly the result of) greater social and political injustices. I think it's one of the...

What is a Pap Smear And Why You Need it

by Bhoomi Brahmbhatt - Follow @browngirlmag I might be generalizing, but if you are a young South Asian woman, you have likely been given this pep talk at some awkward teen or preteen point in your life: "Boys are bad, don't touch boys." You have been told to abide by...

Female Genital Cutting: A Continuing Tradition That Needs to End

by Mariya Taher - Follow @Mariyataher83 - This post was originally published on ImaginingEquality.com and is republished with permission.  In this deeply personal story, Brown Girl contributor Mariya Taher wrestles with and speaks out against khatna—female genital cutting—a tradition practiced by her family's community. Read her story and the stories of six...

The Time Mother Nature Got Real at Hindu Temple and I Saw Red

by Bhoomi Gandhi - Follow @browngirlmag I remember my first time like it was yesterday! I'm old enough now that I don't mind sharing the experience with the world so that we can all be embarrassed for me all over again...together! I'm referring to my first period. If you’re South Asian,...

Twin YouTube Choreographers Poonam & Priyanka Shah on Going Viral

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @atiyahasan05 Last year, I discovered Poonam and Priyanka Shah's "Ramta Jogi" choreography video on YouTube and became slightly addicted. Since then, I've kept in touch with the two and we've talked every now and then about their successes and all the new experiences in their lives. The...

The Must Have Period Tracker Apps for Every Brown Girl

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @AtiyaHasan05     Gone are the days that your mom would color in your period days on a calendar with red marker. As a doctor, I can't begin to tell you how important it is to keep track of the regularity of your cycle and flow. Many...

10 Designers That Revolutionized Abaya Fashion Way Before Dolce & Gabbana

by Salma L - Follow @univrsalidntity The chatter about the new Dolce and Gabbana abaya collection is largely split between rave and daze. Brown Girl Magazine's editor-at-large Atiya Hasan eloquently described the mixed feelings about D&G's new line in an interview with India.com: “I can’t deny that it is exciting...

It Only Took 18 Years, But I’m Finally a United States Citizen

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @AtiyaHasan05     I was thirteen when 9/11 happened, only a few weeks into the start of the eighth grade. The series of events that that horrifying incident put into action are still playing out to this day, 14 years later. Just five days ago, the Paris...

South Asian Young Women Entrepreneur [SAY WE] Conference Comes to Texas This Saturday

by Aryanna Prasad - Follow @aryannaprasad The independent nature of entrepreneurs can flourish in the face of collective brainstorming–and the unique experience of heading initiatives as South Asian women is one that can develop even more in the presence of fellow desi women. This is the idea behind the South Asian...

Fawad Khan Partners With Islamic Relief to Promote Pakistan Development

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @AtiyaHasan05     Fawad Khan, star of the ravingly popular Pakistani drama "Humsafar" and the Disney Bollywood movie "Khoobsurat" has been touring the US for reasons that fall very much outside of the Bollywood genre. His recent partnership with Islamic Relief to promote Pakistan development has taken...

Brown Girl of the Month and Food Blogger Priya Gulati

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @AtiyaHasan05     Meet our Brown Girl of the Month of March 2015! Priya Gulati (or “Chef Pri” as her readers know her) is a California­-licensed attorney, Bollywood dancer and teacher, and author of the vegetarian food blog Recipris. In just a few years, she has gained...