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Meet the Staff: Duriba Khan

by Duriba Khan - Follow @BeingDuriba     Once upon a time, long, long ago, in a land far, far away, an angel was born. She possessed a cherubic face, blonde locks, blue eyes and cheeks so rosy, they could be mistaken for petals of a rose. She constantly giggled and smiled,...

Why I’m Struggling to Accept My Body Hair, but I’m Still Trying

by Duriba Khan - Follow @TheUrbanRani I’m not like other girls. And when I say this, I don’t mean it in a condescending way — when I say it, my head does not suddenly inflate with pride. In fact, my head falls. I’m not like other girls because I’m hairy...

The Man, The Legend: Ahmed Ali Akbar

by Duriba Khan-Follow @TheUrbanRani He’s hilarious, dorky, eccentric, bearded, and has great stories to tell. If you thought of your cool brown dad, think again. Well, actually you’re pretty close (except he’s not even a dad). Ladies and gentlemen, Ahmed Ali Akbar! You probably know him as the Tumblr account...

Love in the Simpler Days: Looking Back at Love Stories of our South Asian Parents

by BG Staff - Follow @browngirlmag  This Valentine’s Day we look back at some South Asian love stories from simpler days of our previous generations. For some, the union might have been arranged but the love that evolved was based on mutual respect and affection. Do you ever imagine your...

7 Best Moments from President Obama’s Farewell Address

by Duriba Khan - Follow @TheUrbanRani “It’s starting!” declared my nine-year-old brother excitedly. I drop everything and skip down the stairs to where my parents are watching Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, deliver his final address to the American people. As I take my spot on...

15 Things You Didn’t Know About AR Rahman

by Duriba Khan - Follow @TheUrbanRani My mother and I disagree on many things, but the genius of the majestic music composer AR Rahman isn’t one of them. Since I was a young girl, I remember humming along to his songs that were playful, thought-provoking, and heart-warming. Today as an...

8 Reasons to Get Hyped, Lit, And Turnt About 2017

by Duriba Khan - Follow @TheUrbanRani As 2016 has ended, sighs of relief are heard all around. The U.S. election, Brexit, the war in Syria, all the hate crimes, possibly the worst YouTube rewind in history (okay, except Lilly Singh’s part), the deaths of Prince, Christina Grimmie, AND David Bowie,...

Raja Krishnamoorthi: A Beacon of Hope for Illinois, Women, and the Middle Class

by Duriba Khan - Follow @BeingDuriba - Believe it or not, this year’s elections aren’t completely filled with woes. Thanks to Democratic Candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi, there is a beacon of hope. In fact, this light forms the silhouette of a man who firmly believes in supporting veterans, protecting choice, and...

8 Hilarious Ways to Combat the Blues of Missing Your Motherland

by Duriba Khan-Follow @TheUrbanRani This post was originally published on our partner website India.com.The following piece is a satirical take on cultural stereotypes. The points here are not meant to be taken seriously, as it is only for humorous purposes. The sound of the giggles and shouts of neighborhood children...

‘Don’t Forget the Women’ — An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

by Duriba Khan–Follow @TheUrbanRani Hey girl,  Well, this is awkward. It was only a few months ago when I Tweeted my undying devotion to your BFF, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, almost purchased a “#FeeltheBern” crop top, and even contributed to a fellow Brown Girl’s piece on supporting Sanders. In our corrupt world...